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Church Of God General Headquarters 
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311 




Church of God State Headquarters 

Charlotte, North Carolina 
Home of East Coast Bible College 




CHURCH OF GOD OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 

FIRST EDITION 

A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF GOD 

OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 

1886-1978 

COPYRIGHT 1978 BY THE CHURCH OF GOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

NO PORTION OF THIS BOOK MAY BE USED OR REPRODUCED IN 

ANY MANNER EXCEPT IN REVIEWS AND ARTICLES 

WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM CHURCH OF GOD STATE HEADQUARTERS 



LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 
CATALOG CARD NO. 78-54168 



HERB EATON, INC., CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

AND 

WALSWORTH PUBLISHING CO., MARCELINE, MISSOURI 






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FOREWARD 

The State of North Carolina has had a significant involvement in the Pentecostal movement and 
Church of God organization since its inception in the Twentieth Century movement. Therefore, it became 
important that data be researched and preserved as it relates to the Church of God. 

The State Council of the Church of God commissioned the State Public Relations Board consisting 
of the Reverend Messrs. Douglas W. Slocumb, Lawrence Ownbey, and Bobby Smith to prepare the 
manuscript for a North Carolina Church of God History. These men are to be commended for the 
excellent research material and data which they have completed. 

On behalf of the State Council and Ministry of North Carolina, I express deep appreciation to 
Rev. Slocumb, Chairman, for his leadership and direction and to Rev. Ownbey and Rev. Smith for 
their diligent involvement. May this history serve as an informative and inspirational book to those who 
read it. 



— E. C. Thomas 

North Carolina State Overseer 



AUTHOR'S PREFACE 

Much of the Church of God history began here in North Carolina. Seeing the 
need and value of preserving our heritage, Dr. E. C. Thomas and the State Council 
commissioned the writing of this book. 

For the last two years, these materials have been gathered. From the mountains 
to the piedmont to the coastal area, interviews, data and research have been made 
to present factual material. 

This book is not intended to be a history of the Church of God; only a brief 
history of North Carolina. We recommend LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY by Dr. 
Charles Conn, Church Historian, for the entire Church of God history. 

Since North Carolina has been a very vital part of the growth of the Church 
of God, this book has been prepared to preserve some of its historical facts. 

As writer of this book, I have tried to confirm all data given to me and have 
tried to be objective and as fair as possible. I hope this book will help us to realize 
what a precious heritage we have. Futhermore, that each local church will desire 
to complete their own history and send a copy to the State Headquarters for an 
expanded work at a later date. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 



It would be difficult to name all the people who have helped to make this writing 
possible. However, there are a few acknowledgments that must be made. 

Dr. E. C. Thomas, State Overseer, is due a special word of gratitude. It is 
through his leadership that this book is written. Because of his vision to preserve 
our heritage, he, along with the State Council, commissioned this writing. 

A special note of gratitude goes to Lawrence Ownbey and Bob Smith, members 
of the Public Relations Board, who have been a source of encouragement as we 
have brainstormed on compiling this book. 

Much of our early history has been preserved by Dr. Charles Conn. For more 
than twenty-five years, he searched and researched much of our history. I am much 
indebted to him for his encouragement and his consent to draw from his 
works. 

To O. W. Polen, Editor in Chief, Church of God Publications, for his 
encouragement and permission to draw from "Like A Mighty Army", Pathway 
Press, copyright 1977 and "General Assembly Book of Minutes", Pathway 
Press. 

Dr. Winston Elliot, Director of Pentecostal Research at Lee College, has 
assisted greatly in furnishing me with copies of historical data for this writing. 

Homer Rhea has spent endless hours proofing the final manuscript. 

The staff at the State Office and General Office have been a great assistance 
in acquiring data for this writing. 

A special note of thanks to Martha Mecum for her assistance. Much of the 
typing during the book's preparation came from her hands. Many hours were spent 
reading and typing the handwritten copy. 

Esther Reynolds, State Secretary and Treasurer, is due much credit for without 
her watchful care and love for the Church of God of North Carolina much of the 
data we have collected would have been lost. It is to this esteemed person, who 
has guarded and faithfully kept the only records we have to draw upon, I give a 
special thanks. Through her assistance, this writer was able to glean these golden 
nuggets. 

My appreciation and respect go to A. M. Stephens, Doyle Maney, and Kenneth 
Looney, Finalizing Committee from the State Council, who approved the material 
for publication. 

Physically, this book would have been impossible without the members and 
ministers of the state sharing with me much of their part in our history. 

Last, but not least, my love and gratitude goes to my wife, Esther Joyce, who 
has helped me by proofing and rewriting this entire book. It is through her 
encouragement in my work that this seemingly impossible task became a 
reality. 

Douglas W. Slocumb 



DOUGLAS W. 
SLOCUMB 

Author 




LAWRENCE OWNBEY 
Board Member 



BOBBY SMITH 

Board Member 




DR. AND MRS. E. C. THOMAS 



DEDICATION 



The Ministers of North Carolina proudly dedicates this historical collection to 
Dr. E. C. Thomas who has been such a vital part of our rich history. 

Dr. E. C. Thomas' dedication and faithful service to any task before him is 
an example to all who know him. His Christian character has drawn many to the 
knowledge of God. 

In 1942, E. C. Thomas came to North Carolina with his wife, Alice Mildred 
Douglas Thomas whom he had married on July 19, 1941, in the State of Florida. 
At the age of 22, he began his pastoral work in Salisbury. With his lovely wife, 
they pastored Draper (now Eden, Fieldcrest), Henderson, Lenoir, and Charlotte, 
Parkwood (now Eastway Drive). 

On September 1. 1947. he accepted the position as Assistant State Overseer 
and Youth Director. While serving as Youth Director, he reorganized the North 
Carolina State Bible School and became its Principal and Director for three (?) 
years. Almost twenty years later. Dr. Thomas was to become State Overseer of 
North Carolina when the East Coast Bible College opened its doors to its first 
students. 

Under his leadership as Youth Director, the first youth camp was organized. 
Seven youth camps were held in 1977. 

During the organization years of North Carolina. Dr. Thomas worked hand 
in hand with the State Overseer, E. W. Williams. Many of the departments organized 
then are still major programs in the church. 

In 1954, he excelled as a business leader as he was appointed Publisher of 
Church of God Publications. While in this position, he founded the Pathway 
Bookstores. Pathway Mutual Insurance and established the Pathway Press. 

His leadership ability extends beyond the Church of God into other religious 
organizations. He was treasurer, vice-president, and president of the National 
Sunday School Association and Board of Administration of the National Association 
of Evangelicals. 

As a civic leader, he has been Rotary Club Representative at their International 
Convention in Tokyo and a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Cleveland. 
Tennessee. 

Dr. Thomas has received many honors through the years. He is listed in Who's 
Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in Commerce and Industry. In 
1977 he had the Doctor of Divinity Degree bestowed upon him by Lee 
College. 

Presently, he is serving as State Overseer of North Carolina. Chairman of the 
State Board of Education, Chairman of the Orphanage Board, and on the Lee 
College Board of Directors. 

The Ministers and the Churches of North Carolina are very glad to have Dr. 
E. C. Thomas as our State Overseer. We are thankful we were able to have him 
home for two years of service. 

We proudly dedicate this brief history to Dr. E. C. Thomas and his wife Alice 
Thomas, faithful stewards and dedicated leaders for God. 



CHURCH OF GOD 

GENERAL EXECUTIVE 

COMMITTEE 




Dr. Cecil B. Knight 
General Overseer 




Dr Cecil B. Knight 
General Overseer 



Dr Ray H. Hughes 

1st Asst. General Overseer 



J. Frank Culpepper 

2nd Asst. General Overseer 



Dr. T. L. Lowery 
3rd General Overseer 









CHURCH OF GOD 
STATE OFFICIALS 



Dr. & Mrs. E. C. Thomas 

State Overseer 

Ladies Auxiliary State President 




Paul Collins 

State Youth & Christian 

Education Director 



S. A. Landlord 

Western Evangelism Director 



Walter Barwick 

Eastern Evangelism Director 




Dr. Floyd J. Timmerman 
General Secretary & Treasurer 



Esther Reynolds 

State Secretary and Treasurer 



Donald R. Anderson 

Home for Children Superintendent 



Dr. George D. Voorhis 
President, East Coast Bible 
College 



STATE COUNCIL 




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Declaration ojJhith 

WE BELIEVE: 

1. In the verbal inspiration of the Bible. 

2. In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

3. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father con- 
ceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That 
Jesus was crucified, buried and raised from the dead; that He 
ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father 
as the intercessor. 

4. That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and 
that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for 
forgiveness of sins. 

5. That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are 
wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. 

6. In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith 
in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost. 

7. Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people. 

8. In the baptism of the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart. 

9. In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, 
and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy 
Ghost. 

10. In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should 
be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the 
Holy Ghost. 

11. Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement. 

12. In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saint's feet. 

13. In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resur- 
rect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to 
Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. 

14. In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous 
and eternal punishment for the wicked. 




Rev. & Mrs. R. G. Spurling & Friend 
Pastor of First Church Set in Order 




EARLY HISTORY 



From the rolling mountain ridges to the beautiful 
coastal region, the Church of God has its historical roots 
deeply planted in North Carolina. North Carolina, from 
the beginning at Camp Creek to the present, has been a 
leader in the denomination's growth. 

The church began in North Carolina with R. G. 
Spurling traveling by foot and preaching wherever he could 
gain an audience. He crisscrossed from the mountains of 
Tennessee to North Carolina preaching in Camp Creek, 
Shoals Creek, Patrick, Farner, and Turtletown. 

At this time in Cokercreek, Tennessee, the Christian 
Union organized on August 19, 1886, was flourishing. 
From its beginning until 1896 Spurling carried the Gospel 
alone preaching church reform, the possibility of holiness, 
the necessity of continuing revival and remonstration of sin 
and ecclesiastical creeds. 1 

From the Cokercreek Church, three laymen, William 
Martin, a Methodist; Joe Tipton and Milton McNabb, both 
Baptist, became enthusiastic about the subject of holiness. 
They were moved by the Spirit of God and began preaching 
the same doctrine of sanctification and holiness as Spurling. 
They preached that this is a definite spiritual experience 
which makes holiness living a natural way of life. 

These three men crossed the mountains to Camp 
Creek in Cherokee County, North Carolina. There they 
found fourteen Baptists having prayer meetings. They were 
not endorsed by their churches and did not have a 
minister. 

At the Shearer School, Billy Martin, Joe Tipton, and 
Milt McNabb began a revival. These men were not 
eloquent ministers but were "commonly good talkers." 2 
Despite their lack of theological training and understand- 
ing, they fasted and prayed. With this and their exhortation, 
the revival became a reality. 

The spiritually starved souls began to crowd the 
one-room school house. They came riding horseback, 
walking and traveling in buggys from as far away as forty 
miles to the revival. It was at this time that the members 
of the Christian Union, along with R. G. Spurling, moved 
their services to Camp Creek becoming one 
congregation. 

After the meeting closed, the enlarged group of 
holiness believers continued the revival by having prayer 
meetings and Sunday worship. 

R. G. Spurling became the pastor. He continued 
traveling and spreading the message of holiness. In his 
absence, William F. Bryant, a layman, led the group. This 
was the first church in North Carolina. 

In 1896, this group of believers were still in the midst 
of revival. They began to experience a move of the Holy 
Ghost. Regardless of the place, the time, or the 
circumstance, they began to speak in tongues. Soon after, 
they began to parallel their experience with that in the 
Book of Acts. They did not fully understand the doctrine 
of the Holy Spirit until later. 

News of this outpouring spread through the 

1. Charles Conn, LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY; Cleveland, Tennessee; 
Pathway Press. 1977; 2. Ibid. 3. Ibid. 



countryside. Upon hearing the news, R. G. Spurling rushed 
back to become one of the first to receive the Holy 
Spirit. 1 

After the outpouring, the church was faced with 
persecutions. They were forced out of the school and the 
first church building was built across from the school. 

In 1897, homes of the members were burned and an 
attempt to burn the church was foiled by a drenching rain. 
Later a group dynamited a large part of the church. One 
Sunday afternoon 106 men gathered to wreck the church 
and pile the timber up for burning. They could not be 
stopped, but through this the revival continued. 

They began worshipping in the home of W. F. Bryant. 
Persecutions of stoning, sticks and buckshot continued. It 
was not until 1902, that the intense persecution declined. 
During this same period of time, fanaticism had crept into 
the church. Because of lack of government, the church was 
almost destroyed. 

Those that remained with the church met on May 15, 
1902, at the home of W. F. Bryant with R. G. Spurling 
and reorganized the church. There were only about twenty 
members left to salvage the remains of the Christian Union 
Church. They adopted a simple form of government and 
changed their name to Holiness Church at Camp Creek. 
This gave doctrinal description to their church and with 
this new government their future would be 
safeguarded. 

For over a year the church struggled. W. F. Bryant, 
newly ordained, and R. G. Spurling were the only ministers. 
On June 13, 1903, five new members were added to the 
church. One of these was ordained a minister and two 
ordained deacons. 

During this year, church government was established 
and they learned how to deal with irresponsible actions. 
Their worship services included teaching as well as 
evangelistic enthusiasm. 

On June 13, 1903, A. J. Tomlinson who lived in 
Culbertson, North Carolina, was ordained. He was a well 
educated man and well versed in the Scriptures. He became 
pastor of the Camp Creek church giving freedom for R. 
G. Spurling and W. F. Bryant to travel evangelizing. The 
first year he was pastor, fourteen new members were added 
to the church. Among them was M. S. Lemons, a well 
educated minister. 

M. S. Lemons along with Bryant and Spurling began 
to evangelize in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. 
The church had two congregations in Tennessee, one in 
Georgia, and of course. Camp Creek in North 
Carolina. 

At the close of 1905, the four ministers, Bryant, 
Lemons, Spurling, and Tomlinson saw the need for the 
ministers and laymen to come together for a time of 
fellowship and Bible study. The date set was January 26 
& 27, 1906, and it was decided to have it as near Camp 
Creek as possible. The home of J. C. Murphy was chosen 
because of its location and it would accomodate more 




In 1906 the Church of God conducted its first General Assembly in the 
home of J. C. Murphy. Twenty-one people attended the meeting. Pictured 
on the porch of the small home are, the Reverend R G. Spurling (left), 
and the Reverend W. F. Bryant. This home has been restored and is still 
standing at its original location in Cherokee County, North Carolina. 
Photo Courtesy 
Church of God Evangel 

people than any other location. This was the first General 
Assembly with twenty one delegates. 

The host pastor, A. J. Tomlinson, became the 
moderator for the Assembly. The delegates formed the 
government and by-laws of the Assembly. Their decision 
was "we do not consider ourselves a legislature or executive 
body but judicial only." 4 

Since A. J. Tomlinson had moved to Cleveland, 
Tennessee, in 1904, he had helped establish churches in 
Bradley County. Camp Creek was the central church but 
the focal point finally moved to Cleveland. In the Fourth 
General Assembly held in Cleveland, R. G. Spurling 




reported on the Camp Creek church, "Held several 
meetings but the prospect for future work was not very 
encouraging." 5 

In late 1909 or early 1910, Millard Dailey went to 
Hayesville, North Carolina, and heard R. G. Spurling, E. 
J. Boehmer, F. G. Chambers, along with Nora Chambers, 
Mr. & Mrs. Morris, C. R. Curtis and Mr. McArthur 
preaching on the street. He invited them to come to 
Tusquittee for a revival. R. G. Spurling preached the first 
service. The group shared in the ministering. R. G. Spurling 
stayed one week, but the others remained four weeks. They 
organized a church and as the church grew, they received 
permission to worship in the Episcopal Church in 
Tusquittee. 

E. J. Boehmer set the Tusquittee church in order. In 
1911 C. R. Curtis became the pastor and the first State 
Overseer of North Carolina. Following C. R. Curtis was 
J. A. Davis who also became the State Overseer. Davis was 
buried in the yard of the Tusquittee Church. 

The Tusquittee Church suffered much misfortune 
through the years. The Episcopal Church they rented 
burned down and two other churches they built burned 
down. After the last fire in 1935, the church moved to 
Hayesville where a new church called the Hayesville 
Church of God was organized. From 1935 until November 
12, 1952, the Tusquittee Church of God did not exist. On 
November 12, 1952, E. P. Davenport with the Mosteller 
family and only one other family from the Hayesville 
church reorganized the Tusquittee Church of God. 

The oldest continuing congregation in North Carolina 
is the Gaston Avenue Church of God in Gastonia. In 1912 
under the leadership of C. C. Walker, the church was 
organized. Walker, a textile overseer in one of the local 
mills, pastored the mission which was located in a store 
building on the north side of Airline Avenue between 
Trenton and Highland. 

In January 1913, the General Assembly Minutes listed 
Gaston Avenue with .1. W. Walker as clerk. Also listed at 
this time were missions started in Charlotte and Erastus, 
but they were not organized. In the two churches, Gaston 




Annie Dailey Spurling, daughter-in-law of R. G. Spurling 



C. C. Walker 



Avenue and Tusquittee, there were a total of eighty 
members with an average of eighty-five in Sunday 
School. 

From the beginning of the Gaston Avenue church, they 
suffered much persecution. They did not have a lease for 
the store building and they were forced to move for it was 
rented to a businessman. C. C. Walker and his wife donated 
a 100' X 200' lot on Walnut Street on which they had 
built a 25' X 40' building. Many times their services were 
disrupted by pranksters throwing eggs, tomatoes, etc. In 
the early 20's, J. L. Scott persuaded the trustees whose 
names were on the church property, to join with him. 
Through court action, Scott acquired the property from the 
church. The Church of God continued with the few faithful 
members in a new location. 

In November 1914, the Minutes of the General 
Assembly list seven churches with 166 members. Only two 
of these churches had pastors. These churches were Erastus, 
Emma Hinson, clerk; Gastonia, Walter Lyles, clerk; 
Kannapolis, W. M. Stallings, clerk; Kirklands Creek (now 
Whittier), Hamilton Wood, clerk; Salisbury, James 
Stallings, clerk; Statesville; and Tusquitte, L. B. Mosteller, 
clerk. Gastonia, Kannapolis, and Whittier are continuing 
congragations. 

4. Book of Minutes (First, 1906); Page 16 

5. Ibid (Fourth, 1909); Page 29 




Pastor Snyder and church member building Gaston Ave. Church 
It was call the church under the hill. 




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Vol. No. 10 No. 43 

THE EVANGEL WILL NOT BE PU BLISHED THE WEEKOF ASSEMBLY ! 
Bring as much bedding with yo u to the Assemblyj is^YouJ^anJ 



Loyal or Disloyal— Which? 

C. T Morgan. 
-1 will bless the Lord at all 
times: his praise shall contin- 
ually be in my mouth. My soul I -, 
shall make her boast in the VOUrSClVGS. 
Lord: the humble shall hear ' Q. ^ 
thereof, and be glad. O magnify 1 . ^ ^O 
the Lord with me. and let u* ijy taklfK ^ * C* 
exalt his name together. ' (Psa. J . R^ ,-vV 
34:1-3.) "For the Lord taketh j ;.y 



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and did not 
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beautify the meek 
Hon." (Psa. 149:4.) "The 
also shall increase their 
the Lord, and the poor 
men shall rejoice in tin 
One of Israel." Isa. 2!): 1! 
Now reader, if yuu wa 
juy tu increase, yuu cai 
dune by being meek. 
means gentle, submissive, yield- 
ing, mild of Lemper, humble, 
patient. If yuu have aU of these, 
your joy is increasing. Meek 
means submissive and submis- 
sive means to obey. Alright, we 
are supposed to obey. "Obey 
them that have the rule over you 
and submit yourselves: for they 
watch for your suuls, as they 
Unit must give account that they 
may do il with joy. and not with 
grief: fui that is unprofitable 
for you." (.ll'.-b. 13:17.) You 

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ii-^L for the introductory service at night. We want evet ^^fP ~ l ^±Z tl 



: ence of Jesus as soon as they arrive in Cleveland. 



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ould not want to bring their children. We hope by another year I 

t t that way this year we must make the beat of it we can and love and pray 

"'.',„ a, homl to take care of the little ones. We hope also that those at home will feel they 
ork while the, are nursing and caring for those who will soon grow up .0 take our place, 
or, b ei „ lden time. "A. hi. par, is that goeth down to battle, «> 

b\"th r :,T.:He, r h , b; , .h , e.r."iy in-.—- a- *- - h — h ° M «"-*■-— 

„v,lege of praying for tho.e in th. front of the battle while the, engage ,n the 



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tongues. Prase God. 1 am 
iny Jesus daily and by Hla 
1 mean to go through. 
. many trials and tempta- 
but with every trial there 
ay of escape. 



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ast days for the algns are ap- 
pearing. Praise God. 1 want to 
be ready when my blessed Sav- 
ior c.iuies or calks. 1 ask each 
one of the deal sai„;.< to pray 
that 1 may stand true to Je«us 
and be a bright and shining, 
light for Han. 

Your Bister In Christ, 

Mrs. Maude Hodges. 



The growth of North Carolina continued and in .915 F. G. Chambers and L. B. Mosteller. The evangels we. 

the church had" four B.shops, A. H. Bryan, Gastonia; C. Nora Chambers, C G. Cogg.ns, Erastus E. D. Ho 

F Curtl Hayesvihe; J. C.'oav.s. Overseer and pastor of Cu.lowhee; Bess.e P- ; ^« ' 

Tusquittee; and C. C. Walker, Gastonia. The deacons were Kannapohs; and J. W. Walker ot Oaston.a, 



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CAMPGROUND DEVELOPMENT 



As the church grew, it became evident that there was 
a need for state meetings. At these meetings, the ministers 
and laymen could fellowship and worship together. 

SNOWD BRANCH 

As early as 1924, the Snowd Branch church saw the 
need for such a gathering. In 1925 a tent was erected under 
the leadership of A. L. Crisp, founder of the church. The 
speaker for the first Camp Meeting was Jack Heath. 

By September 10, 1927, the first tabernacle had been 
constructed. The land was donated by J. O. Jackson and 
the men cut the timber and built the tabernacle themselves. 
The building committee consisted of Willie Crisp, Fred 
Hardy, C. H. Dean, Walter Jackson, Dan Mizell, Dave 
Leggett, Lee Pittman, Johnny Pridgen, John P. Hodges, 
Joe Griffin, Stangel and Lon Lilley, and Luther and 
Godfrey Little. 

This Camp Meeting started locally, but during the 50's 
the state took it over for about seven years. Later it was 
again operated locally by four districts: Washington, New 
Bern, Plymouth, and Greenville. 




Snowd Branch 






T. L. Little and wife, early evangelists from Snowd Branch Church 

STATE CONVENTIONS 

From this local meeting, a state convention was begun, 
lasting three or four days. In 1932, the first state 
convention convened at Erwin with J. L. Stephens as State 
Overseer. Through the next years, the convention was 
moved to Gastonia; Charlotte High School; to the Charlotte 
Armory and for several years it convened in the Kannapolis 
church on Elm Street. 




BISHOPS AT CHURCH OF GOD MEETING. The college of bishops 
of the Church of God who are presiding at the annual convention being 
held here at the Charlotte armory auditorium are, left to right: Bishop 
John L. Stephens, state superintendent, Sanford; Bishop J. H. Walker, 
general superintendent, Cleveland, Tenn.; Bishop Zeno C. Tharp, 
superintendent education, Cleveland, Tenn.; and Bishop W. T. Nelson, 
district superintendent, Charlotte. 



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ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA 
STATE CONVENTION 
CHURCHES OF COD 

CHARLOTTE. NORTH CAROLINA 

MAY 13TH TO 10TH. 1936 

(YOl' ARE WELCOME) 

MANAGEMENT 

John I. Stephens. Stall' Overseer 

CLERKS 



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USHERS 
Bob Presley. \V. P. Morrow, J. A. Will 
H. G. Crane, Otis Latham, IV, L Br, 
W. Helms, James Cannon. 



Snowd Branch Tabernacle 



Program: Courtesy of Floyd Reynolds. 



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About 80 workers consisting of preachers and laymen who gathered on the opening cleanup day of our newly purchased campground. ECHOES 
July, 1947 

In 1947 under the leadership of E. W. Williams, a 
permanent facility was sought. In May 1947, 60 acres of 
land was purchased from Ed Gallagher for $17,500 with 
1,600 feet of frontage on Wilkinson Boulevard. The land 
was cleared by the men of the state donating three days 
labor or sending $15 to the State Fund for that 
purpose. 

The church purchased 30 acres of land in 1963 from E. 
L. Black Estate lor $36,250 which made a total of 90 acres. 
90 acres. 

The week of August 5-13, 1947 saw the fruit of their 
labor in the first state convention and camp meeting. This 
first camp meeting convened under a large gospel tent (60' 
X 150') on the new camp ground and youth camp site. 
E. W. Williams told the Charlotte Observer that "there 
will be many cottages erected by members of the Church 
of God and a youth camp is to be established on this 
site." 

The first camp meeting was also accompanied by a 
Daily Vacation Bible School for the children in a (40' 
X60') tent. J. R. Campbell and Pauline Weaver Harding 
were in charge each day. 

The first meeting was opened at 7:00 p.m. and after 
the welcome and greeting by E. W. Williams, Wade H. 
Horton came with these words, "This Camp Meeting is 
ordered of the Lord. I feel the strength and good help of 
the service already." His Scripture text was Jeremiah 18 
on the subject, "The Potter and the Clay." H. D. Williams; 
Henry Liles; W. H. Speed; Paul W. Curtis; George D. 
Lemons; E. C. Clark; V. D. Combs; E. L. (Leonard) 
Newton; S. A. (Archie) Luke; G. F. Carter; H. E. Stone; 
J. R. Easom; D. H. Delk; G. H. Grooms; R. R. Walker; 
John C. Jernigan; C. R. Spain; P. H. McCarn; W. C. 

R W Tedder and Smith, contractor, prepare to work 




Lambert; L. O. Henry; C. M. Jenkerson; James L. Slay; 
E. D. Johnson; Howell; Mrs. Dixie Chambers; R. E. 
Conner; J. T. Roberts were the speakers that first camp 
meeting. The children's program was given by J. R. 
Campbell and Pauline Weaver Harding and the ladies play 
was given by Mrs. A. V. Childers and P. W. Chesser on 



Dorcas. Dr. C. Raymond Spain expressed in his message 
during the camp meeting, "One thing I am impressed with 
about this camp meeting is that it is built around God and 
not personality. Anything built around God will stand." 5 
Time has proven this as one watches the growth over the 
years. 




First camp meeting at Charlotte, August 5th - 13th, 1947 




IVortJi Carolina State Convention and Camp Meeting rW V v Tl + 

I Conv.n. Under a Lara* Gospel Tent on the Campground and Youth Camo LftCt 1 Oil J\tJOlV -LtlClt — 



the Campground 
l Been Recently Purchased 

August 5- 13, 1947 



LOCATION 

60 acres wtth 1,600 foot 
frontage on the Wilkinson 
Four-lane Boulevard, seven 
miles west of Charlotte, 
eleven miles east of Gastonia 




ind Youth Camp 



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Ifyoude 



is at hotels 

)r tourist camps, will advise 

hat you contact the chair- 

n of the Entermainment 

■nmittee immediately 



ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE 
C. M. Jenktraon, Chairman, 315 Church Street, Belmont, North Carolina 
Ray Collim, Floyd Timmerman, J. R. Campbell, V. D. Combs, L. O. Henry, 
Ralph W. Tedder 



the first North Carolina State Camp Me 

60x150 feet was filled 



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night — 

on Saturday night it was estimated that there were thre 

to four thousand people in attendance — 

we have had an increase of 812 members this year — 



ated that 



progr 

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:-half 



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i dollar 



s is mostly new church buildings 

on offerings raised this year were $27,500 



(This does not include home i 
orphanage offerings this year are $3 1 ,000 
Bethel Church was first to pay in aged ministers' quota 
over forty cents a member 

Under the divine guidance of the Lord and the coopera- 
tion of the ministers, members, and friends of the Church 
of God, it has been made possible to have this good 

PleaM join us in praise to God tor His favors and the mighty visitation of His 
power and presence throughout the churches. 



Many remember this Camp Meeting well, especially 
the Sunday afternoon the big storm came. Lightning struck 
trees and the winds pulled at the tent ropes. State Overseer 
E. W. Williams kept the crowd calm as the men held the 
tent ropes. At the close of the meeting, one of the pastors, 
D. H. Delk, stood up and said, "I will give the first $10 
on a tabernacle fund." 

On Jul} 13. 194N, North Carolina held its first service 
in the new tabernacle (120' X 160'). Through the years, 
there have been many changes in the tabernacle; but each 
year seems to bring greater blessings from God. 




Construction of first tabernacle. April 8, 1948 

During a minister's meeting in 1974, which was under 
the leadership of Dr. C. Raymond Spain, the idea for 
enlargement of the overall needs of the Charlotte camp 
ground was sown by the education study committee: George 
D. Voorhis; Sammy Oxendine; Junus Fulbright; Ronald 
Martin; Kenneth Hensley; and Paul D. Collins. This 
enlargement was to include an all-purpose building, 
disposition of present tabernacle, a state office and 
landscaping. In a special called Ministers Meeting, January 
30, 1975, the men of North Carolina voted ". . . to proceed 
with the building program as presented on slides and also 
architect's sketch." (State Minutes, January 30, 1975, page 
11, paragraph I). These plans were made by a planning 
committee: George D. Voorhis; Walter Barwick; S. A. 
Lankford; James Griffin; Earl F. Sibbett; W. C. Loftis; 
Joseph Chambers. 

Under Dr. C. Raymond Spain's leadership and the 
Council for 1974-1976, the construction of the new 
facilities began. On July 7, 1975, the old front was torn 
away. From 1975-1977 new facilities were constructed to 
house the new State Office, East Coast Bible College, and 
a new tabernacle for worship. The cost of 2.6 million 
dollars. Because of the construction, the 1976 Camp 
Meeting was postponed 



In August 1976, Dr. E. C. Thomas became the State 
Overseer and saw the building brought to its finished 
beauty. The block laying alone took exactly one year. E. 
F. Sibbett who was chairman of the building committee 
was elevated to the position of Superintendent of 
Construction. Joseph Chambers became the chairman of 
the building committee. The committee included S. A. 
Lankford, H. D. Sustar, James Griffin, W. C. Loftis, and 
A. B. Dawsey. 

In September 1976, Dr. E. C. Thomas, the new State 
Overseer, and the new State Council were given the task 
of completing the building. 

The building with the remodeled pre-existing building 
and new addition has a total of 1 12,000 square feet. It is 
composed of 129 rooms with seating for 3,600 people in 
the auditorium and approximately 2,000 in the gym for 
overflow. The banquet room on the third floor has a seating 
capacity of 530 while serving and approximately 1,000 for 
assemblies. The library has the capacity to hold 50,000 
books. 

The value set by the Mecklenburg Tax appraiser was 
$3, 1 1 2,000. The building was constructed and furnished for 
the cost of $2,600,000. 

The Committees during this time were: 

STATE COUNCIL 1976-1978 

Stale Council 1976-1978 State Council 1974-1976 

C. R Tedder C. S. Grogan 

H. D. Sustar C. E. Allred 

R. P. Fields Ray Loftis 

Joseph Chambers Bobby Ross 

Ray Loftis R. P. Fields 

A. M. Stephens W. C. Loftis 

A. B. Dawsey, Jr. Paul Collins 

Doyle Maney H. D. Sustar 

Kenneth Looney E. L. Newton 
State Board of Education 

E. C. Thomas, Chairman 

Don Anderson 

H L. Helms 

Bobby Ross 

M. L. Herring 

I. C. Morris, Jr. 

A. B. Dawsey, Liaison 



Campground Committee 

Hubert McGuirt, Chairman 

W. S. Sprinkle 

E. L. Moore 

N. C. Jones 

W. C. Hammond 



Building Committee 

Joseph Chambers, 
Chairman 
S. A. Lankford 
H. D. Sustar 
James Griffin 
W. C. Loftis 
A. B. Dawsey 

E. F. Sibbett began as chairman and was elevated to 
superintendent of construction. 
Planning Committee Furnishings Committee 

George D. Voorhis S. A. Lankford, Chairman 

Walter Barwick E. F. Sibbett 

S. A. Lankford Paul Collins 

James Griffin Esther Reynolds 

Earl F. Sibbett Mrs. C. Raymond Spain 

W. C. Loftis 

Joseph Chambers 

Sanitation Committee 

James Griffin, Chairman 





Views of Tabernacle through the years 



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Block laying September 15, 1975 




1974-1976 State Council at last block laying with Dr E C, Thomas, 
Walter Barwick, Dr George D. Voorhis, E. F. Sibbett, September 1976 



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Superintendent of 
construction. Rev. E. F. 
Sibbett, with building 
permit, July 29th. 



Bill Moody placing 
building permit on 
tree 



W. C. Hammonds and E. 
F. Sibbett readjusting 
building permit 



Dr. E. C. Thomas and ministers view building 




The building before removal of soil begins 




It seemed as if the rain would never stop 




David Livingston, W. C. Hammonds, C. L. Leonard and C. 
R. Spain viewing old stage being torn out. 



Sanitation Engineer James Griffir 
checking sewage lines 



Didn't it rain 






Foreman Arnold Kirkland with E. F. Sibbett discussing 
progress 



Ready for foundation 





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Arnold Kirkland, C. Raymond Spain, Douglas W. Slocumb, David Livingston 
H. D. Williams, W. D. Dowdy and E. F. Sibbetl looking over blueprints and g A Lankford 





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E, L Newton and brother visiting construction site 



R. W. Tedder, W. C. Hammonds, Bill Moody Mrs. Robert Becton and Mrs. 

watch foundation being laid Winston Clark admire progress 

of building 




Bill Moody checking progress of building J. Frank Spivey, Missions Representative, with Henry C. R. Spain explaining progress to W. P. 

Liles staining furniture for college Pope 




I. C Morris Sr. shows his "'Youth Camp Youth" as progress moves on 



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PEMBROKE 



The American Indian has not been forgotten by the 
Church of God in North Carolina. 

From the organization of Saddletree Church on 
December 2, 1948, by R P. Fields, a need for an Indian 
Camp Meeting became evident. 

Under the leadership of R P. Fields and L. H. 
Aultman, State Overseer, a Camp Meeting for l l )5N was 
planned. L. H. Aultman was the evening speaker. 

On September 21, 1959, a Camp Meeting was held 
on the newly purchased twenty-four (24) acres. A tent was 
erected and A. V. Childers became the first speaker in the 
new facilities. 



Before the 1 462 Camp Meeting, a tabernacle was 
erected under the leadership of the building committee: 
Ralph Tedder, chairman; R. P. Fields, Fred Jump; E. L. 
Newton; and G. C. Timmerman. 

In 1972, $20,000 was appropriated for the cxtention 
of the tabernacle. Presently, we have a beautiful tabernacle, 
district parsonage, and concession stands. 

The first Day Camp was held on June 13. 1977, under 
the direction of State Youth and Christian Education 
Director, Paul D. Collins, and District Overseer, Millard 
Maynard. 








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Pembroke's first Youth Camp workers- 1977 



Candy and Paul Tedder 
Youth Camp- 1977 



vith Harold at Pembroke 



KENLY 



In 1966, the Kenly Assembly Grounds were purchased 
from the Wilson County School District. On the property 
stood the old St. Mary's School. This became the home 
of the Eastern Camp Meeting. 

At the 1968 Ministers Meeting $50,000 was 
appropriated for expansion and development of these 
grounds. 

A ten-year development program under the leadership 
of Robert Hart. Eastern Evangelism Director, was 
instituted in 1970. The committee consisted of W. C. 
Lambert, Chairman; Henry Liles; G. G. Easom; C. E. 
Knowles; E. L. Newton; and B. V. Childers. The program 
consisted of building dormitories, adequate youth camp 
facilities, trailer park, parking, cafeteria, and concession 
stands. 



At the present, the facilities include the old school 
house which houses the Evangelism Director's office. 
Secretary's office. Council Room, Assembly Room, 
Cafeteria, and boys' dorm rooms. Also on the seventy-one 
(71 ) acres is a beautiful girls' dorm, swimming pool, State 
Evangelism Parsonage, caretaker's home, tabernacle, which 
seats 3,000 and concession stands. 

The first youth camp convened on July 19-23. 1971, 
with 129 in attendance. Jesse Boyd was the evening 
speaker. Bob Sustar was serving as State Youth and 
Christian Education Director. 





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First Eastern Youth Camp at Kenly - July 19-23, 1971 




First Youth Camp Workers at Kenly- 1971 







Dormitory 



Old schoolhouse and dormitory 



Eastern Evangelism Parsonage 



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WESTERN 



For several years, a Western Camp Meeting was held 
in different areas of the Great Smoky Mountains. As these 
meetings grew, it became evident that a permanent home 
must be secured. 

In 1970, one hundred and six acres of land was 
purchased on Highway 19-A located five miles from 
Cherokee. This property situated in the beautiful Smoky 
Mountains became the home of the Western Camp 
Meeting. 

Plans were set into action to erect a tabernacle. The 
committee chaired by Bill Sheeks, Western Evangelism 
Director, included James Hamblin, Doyle Maney, S. A. 



Lankford, and Ray Loftis. 

Eleven acres were sold to the State for a highway 
leaving ninety five on which plans were formulated to erect 
the tabernacle, bath houses, concession stands, and 
establish trailer lots, camper parking spaces, and a lot for 
a caretaker's trailer. 

In 1971, the tabernacle was erected and from August 
16-22, the first Camp Meeting was held with John D. 
Nichols as evening speaker. 

On July 17-21, 1972, the first Western Youth Camp 
was held at the new facilities. Bob Sustar was the State 
Youth and Christian Education Director. 





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CHURCH«'0OD 




he Western North Carolina Camp Meeting And Pioneers Celebration 




This was an occasion to remember! 

The idea of a pioneer celebration came from the Reverend Paul T. Nance, 
pastor of Hayesville, and other ministers of Western North Carolina suggested 
that it be set up as a Camp Meeting. 

Thus, at the eighty-first anniversary of the birth of the Church of God, 
and at a rustic setting near the original site of its birth, the Western North 
Carolina Camp Meetine and Pioneers Celebration convened August 14-20, 
1967. 

Along with the ministers and laity from across the state of North Carolina, 
there were other visitors, both of the ministry and the laity, from Georgia, 
Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio. 

Among those who came from the General Headquarters in Cleveland, 
Tennessee, were the General Overseer, Dr. Charles W. Conn; the National 
LWWB President, Mrs. Charles W. Conn; Editor of Church of God 
Publications, the Reverend Lewis J. Willis; Editorial Assistant, Mr. Duran 
Palmertree; and the Director of Public Relations, the Reverend Hollis 
Green. 

Morning sessions included lectures and sermons given by the State 
Overseer and the State Evangelism Director. The evening services were 
spiritually enthusiastic and the singing was with the kind of gusto that 



characterized the early pioneer days. 

The evening speakers each seemed 
to be, in this relaxed, rustic situation, 
equal to the best they had ever been, 
or maybe a little better. 

They were the Reverend A. B. 
Dawsey, pastor of South Henderson, 
North Carolina; the Reverend R. .1. 
Johnson, pastor of Cocoa, Florida; and 
the Reverend Dr. Charles W. Conn, 
general overseer of the Church of 
God. 

On Sunday morning, memories of 
the olden days were vividly portrayed 
as the Reverend G. H. Grooms, Sr. 
dressed as a mountaineer pastor, came 
riding up to the arbor on a horse, and 
behind him came a two-horse wagon 
filled with aged members of the church, 
dressed in costumes that were the styles 
of three-quarters of a century ago. 

With proper deference to all the 
speakers and singers of the camp, it 
must be said that the most impressive 
features (other than souls saved) were 
the testimonies of the precious senior 
saints who had, for threescore years- 
some more, some less, kept the faith 
and moved forward with the Church of 
God. 

The rich memories of how God 
brought them through, and their firm 
faith and trust in God for the future, 
and the fact that the things of this 
world become less important while the 
things of the future seem to grow more 
real, all suggest to me that there is a 
mighty good prospect for a pioneer 
celebration on the elysian hills of 
heaven. Let's all plan to attend. 



CHURCH OF GOD CHILDREN HOME 




A. V. Childers. Founder & Superinlendent (1943-1946) and G. E. 
Weatherby, Superintendent (1966-1977) 



The Biblical Writer James said, that "Pure Religion" 
involves caring for the fatherless; thus we have the 
Scriptural meaning of The Church of God Children's 
Home as it exists now. 

The idea of a Church of God Children's Home in 
North Carolina was born in the mind of the Reverend A. 
V. Childers, pastor of the Elm Street Church of God, 
Kannapolis, North Carolina. The Lord works in mysterious 
ways and this was nonetheless true in the beginning of this 
Institution. 

On January 10th, 1944, on a dreary Monday night two 
small girls were left at the home of one of the radio listeners 
of the Elm Street Church and then later, a five months old 
boy was left at the parsonage. This was God's way of 
confirming what the young minister had felt for a long 
time — that an Orphanage must be started, financed by his 
own people, that would later be the home of hundred of 
otherwise homeless children. 

On the third Sunday of January 1944, the children 




were compassionately presented to the Elm Street Church's 
congregation, and the Lord again proved that He was the 
initiator of such a vast program. The congregation felt that 
a Children's Home was the need of the hour and responded 
by laying thousands of dollars on the altar and pledged 
thousands more. It was a simple beginning but the fact 
that God was in it, made it worthwhile and far-reaching. 
The young pastor and his wife kept five children in their 
home for nine months — until a suitable place could be 
found. 

The first donations came from the Elm Street Church 
of God congregation and its radio audience. The first 
property — 61/2 acres of land and a frame house near 
Concord, North Carolina, was given by Mr. C. A. Cannon. 
In the Fall of 1944, nine children and four workers began 
operation as the KANNAPOLIS CHILDREN'S HOME. 
For this period of time, approximately one year, the Elm 
Street Church with the Pastor assumed full responsibility 
of operating the Home; but, the demands of the Home were 
so great and expansion so demanding that financial and 
other assistance was necessary. The project was presented 
to the Ministers of the Church of God in North Carolina 
and after much prayer and negotiations, the Ministers 
voted to make the Orphanage a Church of God Institution. 
February I, 1945, the Home was incorporated as THE 
CHURCH OF GOD ORPHANS AND CHILDREN'S 
HOME OF N.C., INC. 7 

Located midway between Concord and Kannapolis, 
North Carolina, off Winecoff School Road and Highway 
29-A, the Church of God Home for Children is situated 
upon a beautiful 275 acre tract of land. 



H. D. Williams, L. H. Aultman, P. H. McCarn with Mr. and Mrs. C. 
A. Cannon, benefactors. 




Front row: S. W. Avery, Daniel Shortridge, E. C. Thomas, Arvle Nations, 
E. L. Newton. Back row: C. E. Knowles, Joe Chambers, Billy Franklin 
W. P. Pope, Jr 




From then until now. God has graciously supplied our 
needs and much growth and progress has been 
accomplished under the leadership of various 
superintendents. 

From nine children, we have cared for sixty-five 
children at one time. We have a Superintendent's Home, 
Administration Building, Dining Hall-Kitchen, four 
cottages. Gymnasium, Duplex Apartment, a four-room 
house for Maintenance man, and a six-room house for the 
Farm Manager, swimming pool and spacious grounds. 

The Children's Home is adequately equipped to care 
for sixty children without crowding and at no time has there 
been any competitive spirit to outgrow any other like 
institution in numerical strength. The Home has served 
more than 300 children. Presently there are 47 children 
on Campus with 3 students at Lee College. This is further 
emphasized by the all-round cultural, social, recreational, 
and spiritual program offered to each child in the 
Home. 

Much of the success of this Orphanage is to be given 
to sacrificial Christians who have given up lucrative 
positions elsewhere and have shown interest in very menial 
tasks to fulfill the blessed command to care for the 
Fatherless. 




Home for Children Gym 



CHILDREN OF THE HOME 





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Part of the group attending the Tri-State Orphanage Board of Directors' Meeting. Second from 
left: Rev. G. E. Weatherby, Supt. of the N.C. Children's Home; The Rev. B. A. Brown. Supt. 
of the Sevierville Home; The Rev. Floyd Timmerman, Executive Representative; The Rev. C. 
R. Spain, Overseer of N.C, and The Rev. A. A. Padgett, Supt. of the S. C. Home for 
Children. 



Retirement party for G. E. Weatherby 




Brother and Sister Fields and friends enjoy the Lunch-Time at the Eastern Harvest Festival 

good Barbecue dinner 



Donald Anderson, Present Superintendent 



LADIES AUXILIARY 




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Mrs. E C. Thomas, Ladies Auxiliary President 

In 1929, Mrs. S. .1. Woods, wife of the Overseer of 
Texas, organized the first women's auxiliary under the 
name of Ladies Willing Worker Band. This organization 
was endorsed by the General Assembly in 1936 as a 
church-wide auxiliary. Later, in the 1970 General 
Assembly, their name was changed to Ladies Auxiliary. 

For many years the ladies of North Carolina had 
ladies auxiliaries functioning in the local churches. They 
were known by various names such as Ladies Prayer Band, 
Dorcas Circle, and Ladies Aid. 

These ladies worked in their homes, churches, and 
communities to further the cause of Christ. They have- 
supported the evangelistic outreach of the Church through 
prayer meetings, Bible Studies, and various organizations. 
Home Missions and Foreign Missions have become a vital 
concern of these ladies. 

Many times is became necessary that these ladies tithe 
their time to assist in raising funds to build their churches 
and parsonages, to support their pastor and help in raising 
funds for other church projects. In many cases, they have- 



Mrs. E. W. Williams, State Ladies Auxiliary President, 1937-1940 and 
1946-1950 

been a major factor in keeping many church doors 
open. 

For many years the ladies did not report to the State 
Office. During her husband's administration, Mrs. E. W. 
Williams became concerned over this fact and began to 
send out cards for the purpose of reporting. Before each 
months cards were sent out. this dedicated Christian lady 
would have prayer over each mailing. These reports served 
as encouragement to ladies throughout the state. 

To raise money for missions projects and the budget, 
again Mrs. Williams set an example. At many council 
meetings, she would cook and serve the meals herself and 





Christmas bazaar held at South Winston Salem Church of God, 
December 1977 



Kenneth L 

with turkey sold 
Winston Sa 

bazaar 



ney James and Henry Coggins with Robbie and 

Wayne Slocumb on horse sold at a church 
bazaar held in Lowell 



turn the money into the state program. Many times she 
also helped her local church in this manner. Her husband, 
E. W. Williams, many times said she took the food out 
of her freezer for these dinners. 

Through a Christian leader as this, the Ladies 
Auxiliaries throughout North Carolina have become 
leaders in the missions thrust. 



Mrs E. C. (Alice) Thomas presently serves as the 
Ladies Auxiliary State President. Through her direction a 
Ministers Wives Retreat was held May 2-4, 1977. The first 
retreat was held in 1970 with Mrs. David Lemons, State 
President, as Director. 

Through Mrs. Thomas' encouragement and leadership, 
the years program has been a great success. The ladies of 
North Carolina raised $1,579.73 for Kenly, $3,656,32 for 
the Big Sister Program, and sent several thousand dollars 
in clothing, blankets, etc. to the American Indians in 
Gallup, New Mexico. 




Ladies Auxiliary booth at Camp Meeting 



South Gastonia ladies. One of the many churches that sent blankets to 
Gallup, New Mexico. 







LADIES RETREAT AT MONTREAT 1977 




STATE YOUTH AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

DEPARTMENT 



With the growing state came the need of a ministry 
to the youth. Ralph Williams was elected the first director 
of this program. He served as the Youth Director for four 
years and later became the first National Youth Director. 
Carl Johnson became the Director after Ralph Williams; 
however, after a short time, this office was abolished and 
the assistant state overseer took care of those duties. 

In 1947 the office was reorganized and E. C. Thomas 
became the Assistant State Overseer and State Youth 
Director. After the General Assembly in 1948, North 
Carolina dropped the title of Assistant State Overseer and 
retained the office of State Youth Director. 

With the new office came the need for a youth camp 
program. In September 1949, upon recommendation from 
the Youth Board, the state ministers recommended a 
committee of five to study the possibilities of youth camps. 
The committee consisted of Youth Board members Archie 



Luke, A. A. Padgett and Floyd Timmerman, appointed 
members Wade H. Horton and Frank Petracelli. The plan 
and formulation committee of action to hold youth camps 
on the campground consisted of H. D. Sustar, D. R. 
Robinson, T. W. Day, Frank Petracelli and S. D. Martin. 
They had $1,000 set aside for camp budget. 

The first camp opened in 1950 just for the boys. The 
camp director was Wade H. Horton. 

In 1951, the camp became coed. Alice (Mrs. E. C.) 
Thomas became the director of the girls and Wade H. 
Horton director for the boys. 

From this beginning, youth camps have grown from 
one camp to seven in 1977. There were three camps in 
Charlotte, two in Kenly, one in Whittier, and the newest 
camp in Pembroke. The total attendance reached 1661 with 
340 Conversions, 202 Sanctified, 85 Baptized with Holy 
Ghost, and 180 baptized in water. 




First Camp Workers 



Music class in early camp and L. B. Thomas 




First Youth Camp - Boys 1950 



Through the years, the Youth Department has grown 
beeause of its leadership. The year 1977 is no exception. 
Paul D. Collins was appointed State Youth and Christian 
[education Director in 1976. Working along with him on 
the State Youth and Christian Education Board are Larry 
Poole, Jerry Smith, Y. Z. Isaacs, Sam Crisp, James P. 
Betts, Ronald Martin, Daniel Shortridge, and Rennet 
Loonev, State Council Liaison. 




Five State Youth Directors 





District Youth Directors' Seminar 





Bobby Ross ministers to youth during Freedom Rally 

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Walk-A-Thon for YWEA at Kings Mountain 




Hawaii State Overseer, 
Bill Sheeks, greets 
people 




Christian Education Seminar 



Special Ministers Meeting during Family Life Seminar 



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Dr. E. C. Thomas on Youth Department Holy Land Tour Lamar Vest, Assistant Na- 

tional Youth and Christian 
Education Director 



S. A. and Kat Lankford celebrating 25th 
wedding anniversary on Holy Land Tour 




Communion Service on Holy Land lour 




EVANGELISM DEPARTMENT 



As the evangelism endeavor of the state increased, 
there became a necessity for a department to promote all 
the phases of evangelism and to encourage missions and 
new churches. 

In 1955, this department was organized with A. V. 
Childers accepting the directorship. Unfortunately, this 
department was abolished in 1958 and was not reorganized 
until 1963 when W. C. Lambert became the director. 

As the program grew it became necessary to establish 
an Eastern Evangelism Department and Western 
Evangelism Department. In September 1968, Robert Hart 
became the first Eastern Evangelism Director. 

At the present, the Western Evangelism Department 
is headed by S. A. Lankford and Walter Barwick heads 
the Eastern Evangelism Department. Nine churches have 
been organized, numerous Kids Klubs, Men's Fellowships 



and seminars on evangelism held since September 
1976. 

A SAFE Club (Senior Adult Fellowship Endeavor) 
was organized for the Senior Adults on March 31, 1977. 
This club gives our senior citizens an opportunity to 
fellowship with each other. 

The Evangelism Department also held the first Senior 
Adult Retreat at the Charlotte State Headquarters on May 
17-19, 1977. This was a great blessing to these christian 
adults that have long carried the banner of holiness. They 
met for a time of fellowship and recreation but most of 
all to worship together. 

The harvest is fully ripe and North Carolina continues 
to go into the fields to reap the harvest of children, teens, 
adults, and senior adults. 




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S.A.F.E. Club Officers 

Mrs. Henry Liles, Secretary 

G. H. Grooms Sr., Vice President 

H. T. Durden, President 







H. D. Williams and W. W. Wilson play shuffleboard at S.A.F.E. 
Retreat 



A time of fellowship and reminiscing at Senior Adult Retreat 




Time of fellowship 



P.F.C. Action Rally N. C. Delegates 



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Laymen's Banquet 




Laymen's Banquet-July 1977 



Bobby Ross and Kenneth Looney discussing School of Lay 
Evangelism at Banquet School of Evangelism Banquet-July 
1977 




School of Evangelism Banquet-July 1977 



S. A. Lankford greeting guests at Banquet with Leonard Albert & 
Pat 



EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 



"Stud} to show thyself approved unto God'" has long concerned with the education of laymen and ministers in 

been the cry o( the Educational Department of North the church. A four-week Bible School was organized in 

Carolina. Kannapolis in 1938 but after 1940 the program was 

E. W. Williams. Overseer 1937-1940, became abandoned. 




iblc School- 1 940 



In 1948. E. C. Thomas, State Youth Director, and E. From 1949 until 1977, there has been a Bible School 

W. Williams, Overseer, reorganized the Bible School for on the Charlotte Camp Ground. Through these years, many 

a four-week term. This school was moved to Charlotte students have graduated from the Bible School and have 

Campground in 1949 and increased its term from four to gone into the local churches better leaders and 

six weeks. ministers. 




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The General Board of Education established the 
Ministerial Enrichment Institutes in North Carolina 1472. 
There are five institutes in various parts of the state. 

There was still a definite need for deeper educational 
programs for Bible students in North Carolina. 

In 1974, C. Raymond Spain. State Overseer, along 
with the planning committee, George D. Voorhis, Walter 
Barwick, S. A. Lankford, .lames Griffin, Earl F. Sibbett, 
W. C. Loftis, and Joseph Chambers, presented plans for 
a Bible College to be instituted on the Charlotte 
Campground to the ministers of the state. At the 
Mid-Winter Camp Meeting, a proposal was brought to the 
ministers and a program was launched. 



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The building would consist of 88,000 square feet in 
its three stories. The ground floor would house the State 
Offices, lobby, and the college library. The second floor 
would contain the administrative offices of the College, 
classrooms, tabernacle, and gym, which would be used as 
an overflow room during State meetings. The third floor 
would house classrooms, banquet hall-chapel and 
temporary girls' dormitory rooms. 

On the formation of these plans came the birth of East 
Coast Bible College. George D. Voorhis, Doctor of 
Ministers, was selected President of the College. Dr. 
Voorhis began a program to raise monies to help the new 
college with its costs and also collected volumes for the 
library. 






East Coast Bible College goes to the General Assembly 
1976. 



Students of East Coast Bible College 










First day of registration- 1 976 



Dorm being prepared for college students 



EAST COAST BIBLE 
COLLEGE FACULTY 



On September 12, 1976, the first college students 
entered the doors of East Coast Bible College. The first 
year's enrollment was 137 from thirteen states. 





Sammy Oxendine, Dean of College 



Dr. George D. Voorhis, President, East Coast Bible Coll 




Rebecca Hansford 



Eddie Wilson 



Bobby Gilley, Dean of Students 




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Mrs. George Voorhis 




General Board of Education holds meeting at East Coast Bible College 




Dr. & Mrs. French Arrington at General Board 
of Education Meeting 



Harold Stephens, Billy George, Sammy Oxendine and Robert Fisher at General Board of 
Education Meeting 




Dr. H. D. William addresses student body during board 
meeting 



David Lanier, chairman of General Board of Education and Dr. H. D. William. 




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State Board of Education and East Coast Bible College President and Dean 



David Lanier, Chairman General Board of Educaion 
address student body 




Throughout the church's history, Bible Schools have 
been held in various parts of the state. As the result of 
the pilot program conducted at the Saddletree Church of 
God in 1965, the first Indian Bible School was held at the 
Riverside Church of God in 1966. On May 15, 1967, under 
the leadership of Bill Sheeks, Millard Maynard, and B. E, 
Ellis, the first Cherokee Bible School was held. From 



August 28 - September 1, 1967, the first Eastern Bible 
School was held with instructors B. E. Ellis, D. L. Lemons, 
and G. E. Wcatherby. The Black District Bible School was 
organized May 1-5, 1972 at the West Ninth Street Church 
of God in Washington with instructors Robert Hart, Bob 
Sustar, and J. N. Geiger, District Overseer and 
Principal. 




EASTERN BIBLE 




Black District Bible Sci.x>l 




Bible Institute for Ministerial and Lay Enrichment, Greensboro, 1978 
(Lay Section) 



Graduating Class, Kcnly Bible Institute 




LEE 

COLLEGE 

ALUMNI 




NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER 



Lee College 



LEE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 

Ministerial Student Scholarship* 

A $1,000 Ministerial Scholarship is awarded an- 
nually to a North Carolina high school senior. Each 
applicant must affirm a definite call to preach the 
gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Christian Student Scholarship" 

1. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a 
high school senior who is the son or daughter of a 
North Carolina Church of God minister. 

2. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a 
high school senior who is the son or daughter of a 
North Carolina Church of God lay person. 

Memorial Scholarship Fund* 

The North Carolina Alumni Chapter awards a Me- 
morial Scholarship to assist the son or daughter of a 
deceased or totally disabled minister to attend Lee 
College. The Reverend and Mrs. Hubert McGuirt and 
the Reverend and Mrs. J. B. McLendon have allowed 
the Alumni Association to initiate the Memorial 
Scholarship Fund in honor of the memory of their 
deceased sons, Mitchell McGuirt and Daniel 
McLendon. 

*The Alumni Executive Committee interviews the ap- 
plicants, selects the recipient and applies the scholar- 
ship to the student's account at Lee College. The 
winner of this scholarship will be announced on 
Youth Day of the Charlotte Camp Meeting. 

Lee College Day Scholarship 

A $500 Scholarship is awarded annually to a North 
Carolina high school senior who is present for the 
drawing at Lee College. (Only those seniors who are 
riding the state sponsored bus are eligible.) 



East Coast 
Bible College 




EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE 
SCHOLARSHIPS 

Ministerial Student Scholarship:* 

A $750 Ministerial Scholarship is awarded annual- 
ly to a North Carolina high school senior. Each ap- 
plicant must affirm a definite call to preach the gospel 
of Jesus Christ. 

Christian Education Student Scholarship:* 

A $750 Scholarship is awarded annually to a North 
Carolina high school senior pursuing training in Chris- 
tian Education. 

Music Student Scholarship:* 

A $750 Scholarship is awarded annually to a North 
Carolina high school senior pursuing training in 
Christian Music. 

*The Alumni Executive Committee interviews the ap- 
plicants, selects the recipient and applies the scholar- 
ship to the student's account at East Coast Bible 
College. The winner of this scholarship will be an- 
nounced on Youth Day of the Charlotte Camp 
Meeting. 

East Coast Bible College Day Scholarship: 

A $500 Scholarship is awarded annually to a North 
Carolina high school senior who is present for the 
drawing at East Coast Bible College. 



Alumni Membership Scholarships: 

Two (2) $500 Scholarships are awarded annually to the persons obtaining the most Alumni membership 
subscriptions over 300 with names and addresses. 

The deadline for subscriptions is Saturday, 4:00 p.m. of the Charlotte Camp Meeting. 

The North Carolina Chapter of Lee College Alumni 
is dedicated to the promotion of higher education at 
Lee College, Cleveland, Tennessee, and East Coast 
Bible College, Charlotte, North Carolina. 




1977-1978 ALUMNI BOARD 1974-1977 ALUMNI BOARD 

Douglas Allen, President. Ronald D. Martin, Vice-President; Dot Griffin, Margaret Wood, Paul D. Collins, Kenneth Looney, Ronald Martin, Eugene 
Secretary; Kenneth Looney and Eugene Powers, Advisors Powers 





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The campmeeting season began June 6-12 at the Kent) in such a way that everyone lelt revived. 

Campground. Because of the leadership of Eastern The evening speaker was Ronald Brock. Each night, 

Evangelism Director, Walter Barwick, the camp meeting God met the needs of the people through the ministry of 

was a huge success. Ronald Buck. 

The former Eastern Evangelism Director. Robert This camp meeting will go down in history as the best 

Hart, was the Bible Teacher. Each night God anointed him attended Eastern Camp Meeting. 




Dr. E. C Thomas, State Overseer 



Walter Barwick, Eastern Director for Evangelism and Singers 




Ronald Brock, Evening speaker 



Robert Hart, Bible teacher 




Paul D. Collins, State Youth and Christian Education 
Director 



East Lumbcrton Ladies Choir 




Charlotte 



Camp Meeting 1977 was one of the most exciting ever facilities and East Coast Bible College, 
held. It had been thirty years since the first Camp Meeting Each speaker was anointed by God. The Bible Teacher 

at Charlotte, but the air was electrified with a spirit of each morning was Harold B. Thompson, State Overseer 

love and unity during the week of dedication, July 4-10, of Illinois. The evening speaker was Steve Brock. These 

1977. two men worked hand in hand to make this the best camp 

The air was charged with enthusiasm as Dr. E. C. meeting ever. 
Thomas led the church toward the dedication of the new 




Alice Thomas and speaker's wife on opening night 



Dr. E. C. Thomas opens Camp Meeting 




Harold Thompson, Bible teacher 



The Deaf were not forgotten in ministry. 



WEEKLY ACTIVITIES 




Mrs. Alice Thomas' birthday 



Dr. E. C. Thomas and roses he sent to Mrs. Thomas' birthday. 



YOUTH 




Paul and Candy Tedder 




Youth Day 1977 



Children's Church 




Youth Banquet Singers 



State Youth & C. E. Director Paul D. Collins, and Board members Y. L. 
Issac, Ronald D. Martin singing 




Youth Banquet 




Dedication Day 1977 



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Mission Awards 




The camp meeting was honored to have the General 
Officials and their wives with us during dedication day. 
Present were Dr. and Mrs. Cecil B. Knight, General 
Overseer; Dr. and Mrs. Ray H. Huhges, First Assistant; 
Rev. and Mrs. Frank Culpepper, Second Assistant; Dr. and 
Mrs. T. L. Lowery, Third Assistant; and Dr. and Mrs. 
Floyd J. Timmerman, General Secretary and Treasurer. 
Others present were Dr. Lewis Willis, National Public 
Relations Director; Dr. O. W. Polen, Editor-in Chief of 
the Church of God EVANGEL; Floyd Carey, National 
Youth and C. E. Director; and Dr. Robert Fisher, General 
Education Director. 

On dedication day, Dr. C. Raymond Spain was present 
and led the Dedicatorial Prayer. During this day. Dr. Cecil 
B. Knight and Dr. Ray H. Hughes were anointed by God 
to remind us of the victories He has given us through the 
years and the progress the state has enjoyed. 

The state was honored to have present Mrs. E. W. 
Williams. It was during her husband's administration as 
State Overseer that the first tabernacle was built. E. W. 
Williams' vision will long be felt in North Carolina, for 
it was through his leadership that much of our 
organizational background was built. 

Open House was held on Sunday afternoon. Each 
person who toured the building left feeling it was a 
monument to God and His church. 

The spiritual results proved this was an outstanding 
camp meeting. There were 350 converted, 219 sanctified, 
and 303 baptized with the Holy Ghost. 




Dhc Memlei^ of Dhe CUick of Qod of cNoitk CaioLin 

icqueil tfiL fionoui of j/oui pieience 

at iL dedication of 

Ou, n£w Stale cHeadaua-.lev and £aU Coalt BiUz CoLU 

on Sunday, the tenth of £ulu 

One Ihoa^nd J\ 'in* JJundied and Seventy-wen 

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DR. E. C. THOMAS AND MRS. E. W. WILLIAMS 



Mrs. E. W. Williams went home to glory January 26, I97X 




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Dr. & Mrs. E. C. 
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Dr. Cecil B. Knight gave dedication Building Committee-Joseph Chambers, W. C. Loftis, H. D. Sustar, A. B. Dawsey, S. A. Lankford, 

message James Griffin, E. F. Sibbett. 




Dr. Ray H. Hughes at dedication of East Coast Bible J. Frank Culpepper Dr. T. L. Lowery Dr. Floyd J. 

College Timmerman 



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Rev. Floyd Carey 



Dr. Lewis J. Wi 



Dr. Ray H. Hughe 



Dr. George D. Voorhis 



Sammy Oxendine 



Dr. C. Raymond Spain 






Ladies Auxiliary Tea- 1 977 



Mrs. B. A. Harper with the cake replica 
of the new building at Ladies Auxiliary 
Tea- 1977 




Retired minister Henry Ward takes notes at dedication services. 
Mrs. Alice Thomas, State Ladies Auxiliary President 



STAFF 




Dorothy Griffin 



Betty Jean Tatum Debbie Ivester 

Steve Thompson, Charlotte maintenance (picture not available) 



VISITORS DURING CONSTRUCTION 




Western 

During the week of July 25-26, the Western Camp control each evening and brought a great spirit of unity 

Meeting was held. Many people took their vacations in the among the ministers and laity in the western part of the 

beautiful Smoky Mountains and attended the Western state. 
Camp Meeting. Because of the hard work of S. A. Lankford, this camp 

Dr. Wade H. Horton, guest evangelist, preached old meeting was a great success, 
fashioned holiness as only he can. The Holy Ghost took 





Pembroke 



The Pembroke Camp Meeting eonvened September 
5-11. This was a joyous occasion because the Spirit of God 
led in the raising of the land payment that enough was 
raised to pay the total indebtedness. 

The Bible Teacher was Dr. Lewis Willis, National 
Public Relations Director. He spoke on the church as 
described in the Book of Ephesians. He was led by God 
in such a way that people left each session striving to be 



a better Christians. 

Dr. E. C. Thomas, Slate Overseer, was the night 
speaker. Each night had its own identity as the Holy Spirit 
led Dr. Thomas. 

Many were saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy 
Ghost. Numerous people were healed. Everyone agreed that 
"they had been to camp meeting." 




Millard Maynard, District Overseer 



Dr. Lewis Willis, Evening Bible teacher 



Dr. E. C. Thomas, Night Speaker 



Snowd Branch 

Each year lour districts in the Snowd Branch area Spirit of God. Each night His spirit visited each service 

sponsor the Snowd Branch Camp Meeting. This camp as Waller Barwick, Eastern Evang elism Director, 

meeting was the first camp meeting in the slate in ministered to the people. 

1925. The meeting was under the direction of Odell Dyson, 

The week of September l l )-2T we found ourselves E. H. Miles, Richard Christy, and John Wyatt. 

stepping back into history. Open air tabernacle, sawdust As Dan Mizell stated of the early camp meetings, 

floors, wooden benches, and Cyprus poles made us feel as "They knew how to enjoy their religion." This can also be 

if we had gone back into time. said of the year 1977. 

In these old fashioned surroundings, one still felt the 




Dr. E. C. Thomas greets congregalion 



Walter Barwick, Evening speaker 



Paul D. Collins greets congregation 







Host pastor Marion Hammonds and District Overseers John Wyatt, Richard 
Christy, Odell Dyson and E. H. Miles 



Jack Thomas sings for congregation 




Marion Hammonds ordained at 
Camp Meeting 



These attended first Camp Meeting 51 years ago 

CHARLOTTE BUILDING EXPERIENCED STORM DAMAGE IN 1976 




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PRAYER CONFERENCE, CHARLOTTE JAN. 17th-19th, 1978 




State Council honors Dr. E. C. Thomas as H- D 
Sustar presents plaque 



J. Frank Culpepper, evening evangelist 



Don Anderson gives opening message 




B A Brown. Northern Ohio Overseer Thomas L. Bird, pastor from Virginia Joe Edwards, pastor from Alabama 

LADIES AUXILARY SPECIAL MEETING WITH MRS. J. FRANK CULPEPPER 








EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE ADDS TO WORSHIP IN PRAYER CONFERENCE 



PRAYER CONFERENCE, KENLY, FEBRUARY 7th-9th, 1978 




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HUMAN INTEREST 




Arsene Thompson established the Church of God among the Cherokee 
Indians Converted in 1925- Preached since 1930- He played the role of 
a preacher in "Unto These Hills" from 1950 until his death October 4, 
1965- He missed only one performance due to a flash flood that cut off 
his home from the outdoor drama. Served as pastor and supply pastor 
Alarka and Whittier Organized the Cherokee Church of God in 
September 1963. Fondly called "The Little Indian Preacher." 




Cherokee Church of God 





Candita Childers signs at Prayer Conference 1977 




Rev, T. J. Looney, oldest minister on 
of North Carolina and fourth in nation 



Mrs. Esther McDaniels Reynolds became 
State Secretary 1950 



Roy Earl Hamilton, one of first B.T.S. 
graduates. Organized 17 churches in one 
assembly period. First pastor of West Asheville 
Church. Retired early because of health. Now 
resides in Cleveland, Tennessee. 




Robert White, Executive Director of World Missions and Paul 
Childers, return missionary of 20 years fellowship with each 
other. 



State Youth Director E. C. Thomas presents E. W. Williams the keys to a 1949 
Dynaflow Buick at State Camp Meeting, 1949. 



WE TRAVEL 




Front Row: E. H. Miles, Mrs. E. H. Miles. Mrs. Esther Slocumb, Mrs. Kenneth Looney and Don Anderson meet with other Lee alumni at 
Lucy Lambert, W. C. Lambert. Back Row: Mr. & Mrs. Jack Souther in International Training Conference. 

San Juan, Puerto at convention. 




S. A. and Kat Lanford at International Training Davida Barwick sings at Internation- HnLrM^fWt *,' i E i Kn ° wles , ^ nd Re V n f d Mrs 

Conference, San Juan. al Training Conference, San Juan. Sa n jua^ International Training Conference, 





Millard Maynard with Charles Beach in San Juan at Patsy Collins plays at International 
International Training Conference. Training Conference in San Juan, 

Puerto Rico. 



Mrs. Alice Thomas and Don Anderson in one of many 
training classes at San Juan. Puerto Rico International 
Training Conference. 







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Joybells at General Assembly in Dallas- 1 976. 



Ministers greet new State Overseer E. C. Thomas at 
General Assembh . 





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E. C. Thomas filling big shoes. 



Kenneth Looney and G. E. Weatherby at General Milan Boyd talks with son Jessie Boyd at General 

Assembly. Assembly- 1976. 



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Holy Land Tour 



1957 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row: R W. Tedder. L. H. 
Aultman, Overseer. L O. Henry. Back 
Row: R P Fields, A. A. Padgett, 
Harold Douglas. S. D. Martin. W C. 
Lambert, C, S. Grogan. G F. 
Carter. 



1958 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row W, C. Lambert, G. F, 
Carter, John Bird, Overseer; Esther 
Reynolds, State Secretary, J. R. Easom. 
Back Row R P Fields. S A Luke, 
G. E. Weatherby, Robert Hart, H, D. 
Sustar. S. W. Avery, Ray Collins. 



1959 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row I L. Byrd, Overseer. Back 
Row Ray Collins, G. E. Weatherby. S. 
W Avery, H. D. Sustar, W. C 
Lambert, G. F. Carter, J. R Easom, R. 
P. Fields 



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FROM 1960-1964 



FORMER STATE COUNCILS 



1966-68 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row Ray Collins, David 
Lemons, Overseer; R. W. Teeder, G. E. 
Weatherby, G F Carter Back Row: 
Robert Flart, George Voorhis, S. A. 
Lankford. S. W Avery. W J. 
Brown. 





1968-70 STATE COUNCIL 
From Row: R. W. Tedder, David 
Lemons, R. P. Fields, C. R. Tedder. 
Back Row: George Voorhis. Paul D. 
Collins, Bill Sheeks, Ray Loftin, A. B. 
Dawsey, J. R. Easom. 



1970-72 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row: S. D. Martin, Bill Sheeks, 
P. H, McCarn, Overseer: R. P. Fields, 
C. R, Tedder, Back Row: Robert Hart, 
J. R. Easom, Ray Loftis, A. B. Dawsey, 
Paul Collins. 



1972-74 STATE COUNCIL 
W. C. Loftis, S. A, Lankford, E. L 
Newton, W. P. Pope, P. H. McCarn, 
Overseer; S. D. Martin, George 
Voorhis, C. S. Grogan, C. E. Allred, 
Bobby Ross. 



1974-76 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row: W. C. Loftis, C. E. Allred, 
C. R. Spain, Overseer; C. S. Grogan. 
Back Row: Paul Collins, E. L. Newton, 
H. D. Sustar, Ray Loftis, Bobby Ross 
R P. Fields. 



1976-78 STATE COUNCIL 
Front Row: H. D Sustar, Dr. E C. 
Thomas, Overseer; Ray Loftis, R P. 
Fields. Back Row: A. M. Stephens, R. 
W. Tedder, Doyle Maney, A. B. 
Dawsey, Joseph Chambers, Kenneth 
Looney. 



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CONGREGATIONS THROUGH THE YEARS 








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Kannapolis April 5, 1953 813 in Sunday School pastor A. V. Beaube. 






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South Gastonia Sunday May 22, 1935 




South Gastonia 




Nealsville (Former Ruth Congregation) October 6, 1949 




Thomasville — 1949 Homecoming 



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Gastonia Yorkwood 



Ml. Holly 




South Winston Salem 



Cramerton — First brick church in North Carolina 1938-39 




Franklinton — (Old) 




High Shoals (Old) 



ROGRESS THROUGH THE YEARS 




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Providence - (Old) 




Kannapolis 



Kannapolis 




Middlesex Church of God - (Old) 



Middlesex Church of God 







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Middlesex Parsonage - (Old) 




South Gastonia Church of God - (Old) 



South Gastonia Church of God 



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A builder builded a temple 
He wrought it with grace and skill. 
Pillars and groins and arches, 
All fashioned to work His will. 
Men said as they saw its beauty, 
"It shall never know decay. 
Great is thy skill, O builder! 
Thy fame shall endure for aye!" 

A teacher builded a temple 
With loving and infinite care, 
Planning each arch with patience. 
Laying each stone with prayer. 
None praised her ceaseless efforts, 
None knew the hidden plan . . . 
For the temple the teacher builded 
Was unseen by the eyes of man. 















Gone is the builder's temple. 

Crumbled into dust; 

Low lies each stately pillar, 

Food for consuming rust. 

But the temple the teacher builded 

Will last while the ages roll, 

For that beautiful unseen temple 

Is a child's immortal soul! 






TOGETHER IN THE POWER & SPIRIT 

Since we see the future through " a glass darkly," we must do as our forebearers. 
We must go by our faith in God having an unending vision for the world. 

We must proudly remember our heritage realizing that God governs us and 
charters our future course. 

Through us putting our faith in God, we can help our church "double in a 
decade." 












LOCAL CHURCH MINISTERS 



RANDLEMAN CHURCH OF 
GOD DAY CARE CENTER 

From the mill window where she worked, Juanita 
Sibbett saw many of the children of Randleman walking the 
streets uncared for while their parents worked. God began 
to deal with her to start a day care for these children. For 
two years God dealt with her until at last she began to make 
plans to start the day care. 

With the help of her committee: Earl F. Sibbett, 
Chairman; Mike Baker, Juanita Sibbett, Director; and 
Rachel Vickers, she began to make plans to remodel the 
basement of the parsonage at the cost of $12,000. For the 
first year, no one received a salary. They began with a total 
of eight children; but within one year, it was debt free with 
a total of sixty ch center in North Carolina in the Church 
of God. It was begun as an arm of e evangelism for the Ladies 
Auxiliary, not as merely a money-making project. Through 
the day care children were to be given love and tender care 
and to be nurtured in the things of God. 

The day care began to grow with a total of 1 09 children 
attending the d October I, 1973, they moved into the new 
two-story facility containing an ultra modern kitchen, 
administrative offices, and fully-equipped rooms for children 
ranging in age four weeks to fourteen years. 

The day care is self-supporting licensed by the State and 
using North Carolina Day Care Curriculum. The children 
from the d in the basic skills than other children. 

At the present time 202 children are enrolled with an 
average of 172 each day. They have 13 workers and 3 
part-time workers. Juanita Sibbett is the Director with 
Sharon Baker serving as Assistant Director and Linda 
Laughlin, Supervisor. 

The care is open at 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. five days a 
week. All necessities are provided by the day care. Two hot 
meals are served daily with a morning and afternoon snack 
served to the children. 

This is the largest day care in the Church of God and 
the first in North Carolina. Presently, several other day cares 
are in operation throughout the state. 




E. F. Sibbell & wile 




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PAW CREEK CHRISTIAN 
ACADEMY 

Buses and cars make their way up the drive leading to 
the Paw Creek Church of God, home of the Paw (reek 
Christian Academy. The excitement of attending school here 
can be detected in their laughter. The) are happy to attend 
the first Church of God Christian Academy in North 
Carolina. 

Established b\ Joseph Chambers, pastor of Paw Creek 
Church of God, the Academy opened its doors in August 
1974 with 155 students (grades K-10). 

The Education Board Members were Robert Owens, 
Eleanor Sheeks, Eugene Williams, David Pippins, and 
Joseph Chambers, Chairman and founder. 

The Academy is an arm of the Paw Creek Church of 
(iod and is under the jurisdiction of the Pastor's Council. 

The philosoph) of the school is: 

a. Provide a Christ-centered education. 

b. To help each child excel in academic standards. 

c. To help develop high spiritual and moral standards. 

d. To preserve our Christian American heritage. 
The facilities include a gym, cafeteria, sports fields, 

offices, and twenty classrooms. It affords the youth an 
opportunity to be a part of many sports activities, clubs, and 
musical organizations. 

from the time they enter the Academy until they leave, 
a love of (iod and a desire to study His Word are instilled 
in the hearts of the children. Daily devotions are held in each 
class. 

In June 1977, eleven students became the first 
graduating class of the Paw Creek Christian Academy. Of 
these eleven students, seven are presently attending college. 

In the school term 1977-78, 325 students enrolled in the 
Academy ( K- 1 2 ) The school has doubled since its beginning 
and the future looks even brighter. 

Joseph Chambers, pastor and founder, summed up the 
purpose of the school by saying. "Our main purpose is 'Our 
Children.' We will provide the opportunity for spiritual 
growth and mental development. We will seek with our 
students the high road of meaningful fulfillment. All of this 
we pledge in the fear of (iod and by faith in His promises." 



"BIG ELM' 
CENTER 



RETIREMENT 






From a vision to minister to the elderly, the "Big Elm" 
Retirement Center was founded by Donald Anderson, pastor of 
Elm Street Church of God in Kannapolis, and executive Director 
of the Center. Through his ministry, he realized there were not 
any church of God retirement centers and our elderly were placed 
in non-religious nursing homes. Under his pastoral leadership, 
the Elm Street Church of God decided to venture out into a new 
field of ministry. 

The Church Council appointed a Board of Directors to 
oversee the construction of the center. They were James Varner, 
Olin Mills, Ken Edwards, David Scarborough, Lavon Rodgers. 
Grant Bost, and Bernard Beavers. 

Construction on ten acres of land given to them by Cannon 
Mills, this center became the first of its kind in the Church. It 
was constructed in two phases, each with forty-one beds. Each 
bed was placed by a window with a partition for each bed to give 
each person some of the privacy they need. The center is designed 
to avoid the "institutionalized atmosphere." 

The valuation of the center will be well over a million 
dollars. It contains eighty beds, lounges, offices, cafeteria, 
kitchen, recreation room, and a beauty shop. 

The center's first phase was opened in November 1976 with 
the second phase open in I 978. It is open to everyone, but special 
consideration is given to the Church of God elderly from every 
state. Medicaid and social security are both accepted at the 
center. 

Craft programs are set up for the elderly. They have Bible 
Study three times a week and on Sunday they have a Sunday 
School class. 

Registered nurses are on duty at all times for assistance. The 
elderly receive 24-hour attention. 

Through the dedicated staff, love is a major ingredient in 
their daily diet. They are kept motivated by the careful loving 
attention the entire staff gives each person. 

They are old now. Backs bent by the march of time. Feet 
no longer steady. Minds not as quick as years gone by. Loneliness 
has become a part of life as their families grow up and leave. 
They need special attention. The "Big Elm" can provide this 
attention for them. It provides Dignity for the elderly of our 
church. 




I. C. Morris, Jr., Pastor; David White, Manager; Don Ande 





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APPENDICES 




The 
CHURCH of COD 



about YOU! 




CHURCH GROWTH 



YEAR 


CHURCHES 


MEMBERS 


YEAR CHURCHES 


MEMBERS 


1912 


1 


38 


1947 143 




7,620 


1913 


2 


80 


1948 158 




8,664 


1914 


7 


166 


1949 169 




9,600 


1915 


8 


209 


1950 185 




1 1,505 


1916 


9 


264 


1 95 1 1 98 




12,922 


1917 


14 


375 


1952 209 




13.238 


1918 


No Assembly 


No report 


1953 215 




13,356 


1919 


20 


548 


1954 220 




14,21 1 


1920 


26 


647 


1955 229 




14,314 


1921 


31 


775 


1956 242 




14,548 


1922 


40 


881 


1957 253 




14.506 


1923 


44 


958 


1958 259 




14,847 


1924 


47 


No details available 


1959 263 




14,969 






1924-1935 


1960 268 




15,194 


1925 


41 




1961 269 




15,863 


1926 


41 




1962 270 




16,573 


1917 


42 




1963 271 




17,049 


1928 


39 




1964 279 




17,806 


1.929 


37 




1965 284 




18,298 


1930 


44 




1966 286 




19,073 


1931 


58 




1967 291 




20,125 


1932 


65 




1 968 3 1 3 




20,800 


1933 


68 




1969 309 




21,306 


1934 


83 




1970 313 




22,004 


1935 


S3 




1971 317 




23,292 


1936 


94 


3,684 


1972 319 




24,783 


1937 


122 


3,862 


1973 331 




26,429 


1938 


125 


4,191 


1974 353 




27,563 


1939 


104 


4,459 


1975 356 




28,481 


1940 


102 


4,61 1 


1976 361 




29,393 


1941 


109 


4,693 


1977 366 




30,046 


1942 


1 15 


4,703 


1978 + 






1943 


1 16 


4,816 








1944 


122 


5,346 


* From annual Statistical 


Report 




1945 


133 


6,080 


+ . Since August 1977 the 


total # o 


" churches as of Feb. 


1946 


137 


6,877 


15, 1978 370 







PERSONAL INTERVIEWS 



C. C. Walker 
Anne Spurling 
R. W. Tedder 
E. C. Thomas 
H. E. Stone 
Ralph E. Williams 
,H. D. Sustar 
R. P. Fields 
E. P. Davenport 
Mrs. Ray Collins 
S. A. Lankford 



Paul D. Collins 

G. E. Weatherby 

Mrs. Arley Leggett 

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mizell 

W. D. Moody 

A. V. Childers 

Glcnda Kirkland 

George D. Voorhis 

T. J. Looney (interviewed by Kenneth Looney) 

Beatrice Hamilton Odam 



STATE OVERSEERS OF NORTH CAROLINA 



C. R Curtis 
R. G. Spurling* 
George T. Brouayer 
A. II. Bryans 
.1. A. Davis 
W. A. Capshaw 
S. W. Latimer 
J. A. Davis 
W. M. Stallings 
George T. Brouayer 
George T. Brouayer 1 
S. W. Latimer + 
T. L. MeLain 
S. W. Latimer 12 -' 
E. C. Gault + 
Roy E. Blackwood 
John L. Stephens'" 
E. W. Williams 
Earl P. Paulk 
E. M. Ellis 
H. L. Chesser 
R. P. Johnson 
E. W. Williams 
Earl P. Paulk 
L. H. Aultman 
John L. Byrd 
H. D. Williams 
David L. Lemons 
P. H. McCarn 
C. Raymond Spain 
E. C. Thomas 



1911-1912 
1912-1913 
1913 Jan. 
1913-1914 
1914-1916 
1916-1918 
1918-1919 
1919-1920 
I 920- 1921 
1921-1922 

1922-1923 
1923-1924 

1924-1925 
1925-1928 
1928-1937 
1937-1940 
1940-1941 
1941-1942 
1942-1944 
1944-1946 
1946-1950 
1950-1954 
1954-1958 
1958-1962 
1962-1966 
1966-1970 
1970-1974 
1974-1976 
1976-1978 



Jan. 



Nov. 



* Appointed between assemblies 

1. Removed from office because of betrayal of trust 
concerning the impreachment of A. J. Tomlinson. 

2. Resigned to become pastor of North Cleveland, 
Tennessee, church 

+ Replaced former overseers between Assemblies 

3. First to serve as full time overseer 1930 



ASSISTANT STATE 
OVERSEERS 



C. E. Richards'" June 1945-August 1945 

George D. Lemons'- 1 September 1945-1947 

E. C. Thomas' 11 September 1947-1948 

( 1 ) State Youth Director adanded for the office of 
Assistant State Overseer June 1945. 

(2) In the Ministers Meeting in September 1946, title 
changed to Assistant State Overseer and State Youth 
Director. 

(3) With the election of National Youth Director, North 
Carolina followed with the establishment of State 
Youth Director. 



STATE MISSIONS BOARD* 



V. D. Combs 


1946-1948 


(2 yrs.) 


C. M. Jenkerson 


1946-1948 


(2 yrs.) 


R. W. Tedder 


1946-1950 


(4 yrs.) 


Wade H. Horton 


1948-1950 


(2 yrs.) 


James L. Slay 


1948-1949 


(1 vr.) 


Ray Collins 


1949-1950 


(1 vr.) 


* That a standing Missions 


Board be appointed, corr 


posed of three 



bishops whose duty shall be to pass on the disbursement of all 

funds. 

State Ministers Minutes September 10-11, 1946. 

The General Assembly 1950 changed this board to a 

Council. 



STATE COUNCIL* 



Wade H. Horton 


1950-1952 




(2 yrs.) 


S. A. Luke 


1958-1960 






(2 yrs.) 


Floyd J. Timmerman 


1950-1952 




(2 yrs.) 


H. D. Sustar 


1958-1960 


; 1974 


-1978 


(6 yrs.) 


G. H. Grooms 


1950-1952 


; 1954-1956; 




J. R. Easom 


1958-1962 


, 1968 


-1972 


(8 yrs.) 




1960-1964 




(8 yrs.) 


S. W. Avery 


1958-1962 


. 1966 


1968 


(6 yrs.) 


George D. Lemons 


1950-1953 


1960-1964 


(7 yrs.) 


J. T. Turnage 


1960-1963 






(3 yrs.) 


C. R. Jones 


1950-1953 


1955-1956 


(4 yrs.) 


Ralph E. Williams 


1963-1964 






(l yr.) 


S. D. Martin 


1950-1952 


1954-1958; 




C. R. Tedder 


1963-1966 


1968- 


1972; 




1960-1964 


1970-1974 


(14 yrs.) 




1976- 






( ) 


L. O. Henry 


1950-1953 


1955-1958 


(6 yrs.) 


H. L. Helms 


1964-1966 






(2 yrs.) 


Fred Jump 


1950-1952 


1953-1956 


(5 yrs.) 


Robert Hart 


1964-1968 


1970 


1972 


(6 yrs.) 


R. E. Conner 


1950-1951 




(1 yrs.) 


S. A. Lankford 


1964-1968 


1972- 


1974 


(6 yrs.) 


R. W. Tedder 


1951-1954 
1960-1964 


1955-1958; 
1966-1970 


(14 yrs.) 


W. J. Brown 
George D. Voorhis 


1966-1968 






(2 yrs.) 


E. C. Thomas 


1952-1954 




(2 yrs.) 


(2) 


1966-1970 


1972- 


1975 


(7 yrs.) 


P. H. McCarn 


1952-1954 




(2 yrs.) 


Bill Sheeks 


1968-1972 






(4 yrs.) 


C. H. Rochester 


1952-1953 




(1 yr.) 


A. B. Dawsey Jr. 


1968-1972 


1976- 




( ) 


Ray Collins 


1952-1954; 


1955-1956; 




Paul D. Collins 


1968-1972 


1974- 


1976 


(6 yrs.) 




1958-1962; 


1964-1968 


(11 yrs.) 


Ray Loftis 


1968-1972; 


1974- 


1978 


(8 yrs.) 


J. L. Byrd 


1952-1955 




(3 yrs.) 


Bobby Ross 


1972-1976 






(4 yrs.) 


W. C. Lambert 


1953-1955; 


1956-1960; 




W. P. Pope, Jr. 


1972-1974 






(2 yrs.) 




1962-1964 




(8 yrs.) 


C. E. Allred 


1972-1976 






(4 yrs.) 


A. A. Padgett 


1953-1954; 


1955-1958 


(4 yrs.) 


E. L. Newton (3) 


1972-1974; 


1975- 


1976 


(3 yrs.) 


G. F. Carter 


1953-1955; 


1957-1960; 




W. C. Loftis 


1972-1976 






(4 yrs.) 




1962-1963; 


1964-1968 


(10 yrs.) 


Joseph Chambers 


1976- 






( ) 


G. E. Weatherby 


1954-1955; 
1964-1968 


1958-1962; 


(9 yrs.) 


A. M. Stephens 
Doyle Maney 


1976- 
1976- 






( ) 
( ) 


D. H. Delk 


1954-1956 




(2 yrs.) 


Kenneth Looney 


1976- 






( ) 


J. Frank Spivey 


1954-1955; 


1956-1958 


(3 yrs.) 


*. The state's first electet 


council begun 


n Septe 


mber I 


950. 


R. P. Fields 


1956-1960; 


1962-1966; 




2. Dr. Voorhis resigned 


to become Pre; 


ident o 


r East 


Coast Bible 


Harold F. Douglas 


1968-1972; 
1956-1958 


1974-1978 


(16 yrs.) 
(2 yrs.) 


College. 
3. Completed term of Dr 


Voorhis 








C. S. Grogan 


1956-1958; 
1972-1976 


1962-1966; 


(10 vrs.) 













STATE YOUTH AND 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

DIRECTORS 



1970 First elected Youth and Christian 
Education Board (2) 
Tommy White 



Ralph E. Williams 


1939- 


1943 


Carl O. Johnson ( 1 ) 


1943 


1945 


E. C. Thomas (2) 


1948 


1952 


S. A. Luke 


1952 


1957 


Robert Hart 


1957 


1964 


Bill Sheeks 


1964 


1 968 


Bob Sustar 


1 968 


1972 


Walter Barwick 


1972 


1976 


Paul 1). Collins 


1976 





(4 


yrs 


(2 


yrs 


(4 


yrs 


(5 


yrs 


(7 


yrs 


(4 


yrs 


(4 


yrs 


(1 


yrs 



Franklin Hunt 
Ronald Martin* 
Troy Burrell 
Kenneth Fooney 
Larry Poole 
Kenneth Boyd (4) 
Y. Z. Isaacs 
Jerry Smith 
Larry Poole 
Sam Crisp 
James P. Betts 
Daniel Shortridge 
Kenneth Looney 



1970-1974 (4 yrs.) 

1970-1974 (4 yrs.) 

1972-1974; 1976- ( ) 

1972-1976 (4 yrs.) 

1972-1976 (4 yrs.) 

1974-1978 (4 yrs.) 

1974-1975 (1 yr.) 

1974-1978 (4 yrs.) 

1974-1978 (4 yrs.) 

1976- 

1976- 

1976- 

1974- 

Liaison to State Council 1976 



1 Slate Youth director's office abanded for the office of assistant state 
overseer 

2 1948-1970 This office was known as State Youth Director 

STATE YOUTH AND 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

BOARDS 



1. That a youth committee be appointed to work out a program in 
conjunction with the National Youth Program as adopted by the First 
National Youth Congress. Ministers Meeting Minutes September 
10-11. 1946. 

2. Youth Committee 1946-1970 changed to State Youth and Christian 
Education Board and elected for first time 1970. 

3. Left state to serve in Illinois as State Youth and Christian Education 
Director. 

4. Left state for pastorate 



* filled 



SPECIAL YOUTH CAMP 



E. C. Thomas ( 1 ) 
G. E. Weatherby (1) 


1946-1948 
1946-1948 


(2 yrs.) 
(2 yrs.) 


COMMITTEE 1949 




PH. McCarn (1) 


1946-1948 


(2 yrs.) 






Floyd J. Tim merman 


1948-1951 


(3 yrs.) 


H. D. Sustar Frank Petrucelli 




A. A. Padgett 


1948-1953 


(5 yrs.) 


D. R. Robinson S. D. Martin 




S. A. Luke 


1948-1950; 1951-1952; 




T. W. Day (Served 1949-1950 






1957-1958 


(4 yrs.) 


Date of First Youth C 


amp.) 


H. D. Sustar 


1950-1954 


(4 yrs.) 






W. E. Fankford 


1952-1953 


(1 yr.) 






E. F. Newton 
H 1. Helms 


1952-1953 
1953-1954 


(1 yr.) 
(1 yr.) 


NORTH CAROLINA 


R. P. Fields 

S. W. Avery 


1953-1956 
1953-1956 


(3 yrs.) 
(3 yrs.) 


EVANGELISM 




A. VI. Stephens 
1 IF Miles 


1954-1956; 1964-1968 
1954-1958 


(6 yrs.) 

(4 yrs.) 


DIRECTORS 




Robert Hart 


1956-1957 


(1 yrs.) 






Harvey Hudson 


1956-1959 


(3 yrs.) 


STA TE 




Ralph Jarrell 


1956-1960 


(4 yrs.) 


A. V. Childers* 1955-1958 


(3 yrs.) 


Earl Ciolden 


1958-1960 


(2 yrs.) 


W. C. Lambert 1963-1966 


(3 yrs.) 


W. P. Pope, Jr. 


1958-1962 


(4 yrs.) 


B. E. Ellis 11 ' 1966-1968 


(2 yrs.) 


S. A. Fankford 


1958-1962 


(4 yrs.) 






C. E. Knowles 


1960-1964 


(4 yrs.) 


WESTERN 




Bill Sheeks 


1960-1964 


(4 yrs.) 


B. E. Ellis 1968-1970 


(2 yrs.) 


C. F. Leonard 


1962-1966 


(4 yrs.) 


Bill Sheeks 1970-1974 


(4 yrs.) 


G. E. Weatherby 


1962-1964 


(2 yrs.) 


S. A. Fankford 1974-1978 


(4 yrs.) 


Bob Sustar 


1963-1968 


(5 yrs.) 


1978- 




Lawrence Leonhardt, . 


r. 1964-1968 


(4 yrs.) 






Paul D. Collins 


1964-1968 


(4 yrs.) 


E ASTERN 




Douglas Allen 


1966-1970 


(4 yrs.) 


Robert Hart 1968-1972 


(4 yrs.) 


Walter Barwick 


1968-1972 


(4 yrs.) 


C. R. Tedder 1972-1976 


(4 yrs.) 


Junus Fulbright (3) 


1968-1972; 1974 


(4 yrs.) 


Walter Barwick 1976- 


( ) 


James Griffin 


1968-1972 


(4 yrs.) 


* Office done away with from 195X to 1963 




Paul Lanier, Jr. 


1968-1970 


(2 yrs.) 


1 This office was divided in I96S to Eastern and Weste 


rn 



CHURCH OF GOD 

ORPHANAGE & 
CHILDRENS HOME 

SUPERINTENDENTS 



PRESENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

E. C. Thomas. Chairman Arvlc Nations 

Joseph Chambers S. W. Avery 

E. L. Newton Billy Franklin 

W. P. Pope, Jr. C. E. Knowles 
Daniel Shortridge 

**Duc to rotation of officers the years each served 



A. V. Childers 




1943- 


1946 (3 yrs.) 


has been omitted. 










H. D. Williams 




1946- 


1947 (1 yr.) 












C. H. Rochester 




1947- 


1953 (6 yrs.) 












P. H. McCarn 




1953- 


1958 (5 yrs.) 


STATE 


BIBLE SC 


L. O. Henry 




1958- 


1966 (8 yrs.) 












G. E. Weatherby* 




1966- 


1977 (11 yrs.) 




BOARD 








Donald R. Anderson 




1978- 




H. D. Williams 


1947-1948 






(1 yr.) 


* Superintendent Emeritus llinn 


gh Aug 


ust, 1978 


















E. C. Thomas 


1947-1952 






(5 yrs.) 


ORPHANAGE AND 


James L. Slay 
P. H. McCarn 


1948-1950 
1947-1952 






(2 yrs.) 
(5 yrs.) 


CHILDREN'S HOME 


H. E. Stone 
J. R. Easom 


1947-1952 
1947-1952; 


1966- 


1968 


(5 yrs.) 
(7 yrs.) 


BOARD 


OF 


DIRECTORS 


G. E. Weatherby 


1950-1952; 
1956-1958 


1953 




(5 yrs.) 










S. A. Luke 


1952-1954 






(2 yrs.) 


FIRST BOARD 


OF DIRECTORS & SIGNER 


L. B. Thomas 


1952-1954 






(2 yrs.) 




OF CHARTER 


C. S. Grogan 


1952-1956 






(4 yrs.) 










H. T. Durden 


1952-1953; 


1962- 


1966; 




R. P. Johnson, State Overseer 


H. T. Durden 




1968-1972 






(9 yrs.) 


A. V. Childers 






George D. Lemmons 


I. C. Morris 


1953-1958 






(5 yrs.) 


V. D. Combs 






John L. Byrd 


H. L. Helms 


1954-1958; 


1974- 


1976 


(6 yrs.) 


P. H. McCarn 






H. D. Williams 


C. H. Franklin 
W. P. Gosnell 


1954-1958 
1954-1958 






(4 yrs.) 
(4 yrs.) 


DIRECTORS OF OTFIER BOARDS 


R. W. Tedder 


1958-1960 






(2 yrs.) 


R. P. Johnson 






S. W. Avery 


J. T. Turnage 


1958-1960 






(2 yrs.) 


A. V. Childers 






G. F. Carter 


George D. Voorhis 


1958-1962 






(4 yrs.) 


E. W. Williams 






E. C. Thomas 


James E. Wynes 


1958-1961 






(3 yrs.) 


J. L. Byrd 






David L. Lemons 


G. A. McCurry 


1958-1962 






(4 yrs.) 


V. D. Combs 






G. H. Grooms, Sr. 


W. C. Lambert 


1960-1962 






(2 yrs.) 


George D. Lemons 






J. T. Turnage 


H. D. Sustar 


1960-1962 






(2 yrs.) 


H. T. Durden 






Earl T. Golden 


A. M. Stephens 


1961-1964 






(3 yrs.) 


H. D. Williams 






W. C. Lambert 


R. E. Williams 


1962-1963 






(1 yr.) 


P. H. McCarn 






Ralph E. Williams 


G. G. Easom 


1962-1964 






(2 yrs.) 


Wade H. Horton 






L. L. Reeder 


S. A. Lankford 


1962-1964; 


1968- 


1972 


(6 yrs.) 


R. W. Tedder 






C. R. Tedder 


Henry J. Smith 


1963-1968 






(5 yrs.) 


J. R. Easom 






Robert Hart 


Walter Barwick 


1964-1968 






(4 yrs.) 


J. L. Slay 






W. J. Brown, Jr. 


James D. Allen 


1964-1968 






(4 yrs.) 


E. P. Paulk 






P. A. Howard 


Leon Worley 


1964-1968 






(4 yrs.) 


Ray Collins 






B. E. Ellis 


Harold Cato 


1968-1972 






(4 yrs.) 


H. E. Stone 






I. C. Morris, Jr. 


Herbert Pritchard 


1968-1972 






(4 yrs.) 


L. 0. Henry 






E. H. Miles 


J. C. Teachey 


1968-1972 






(4 yrs.) 


R. C. Muncy 






E. L. Moore 


Paul D. Collins 


1972-1974 






(2 yrs.) 


L. H. Aultman 






A. B. Dawsey 


Junus Fulbright 


1972-1974 






(2 yrs.) 


C. R. Jones 






Bill Sheeks 


A. B. Dawsey 


1972-1976 






(4 yrs.) 


H. D. Sustar 






Doyle Maney 


Don Anderson 


1972-1976 






(4 yrs.) 


A. A. Padgett 






George D. Voorhis 


Lawrence Leonhardt, 








G. E. Weatherby 






S. A. Lankford 


Jr. 


1972-1974 






(2 yrs.) 


J. F. Spivey 






James Allen 


Paul Lanier 


1974-1976 






(2 yrs.) 


S. D. Martin 






Don Anderson 


Charles Tilley 


1974-1976 






(2 yrs.) 


R. P. Fields 






C. R. Spain 


D. R. Shortridge 


1974-1976 






(2 yrs.) 


S. A. Luke 






H. L. Helms 


'Suspended to become S 


ate Board of Educat 


on. 







COLLEGE BOARD 



C. Raymond Spain, 






Chairman 


1 974-1 976 


2 yrs.) 


Paul 1) Collins 


1974-1976 


2 yrs.) 


Walter Barwick 


1474-1476 


2 yrs.) 


Bobby Ross 


1974-1976 


2 yrs.) 


Sammj Oxendine 


1474-1476 


2 yrs.) 


A. V1. Stephens 


1974-1976 


2 yrs.) 


♦Suspended to become part 


ol the Stale Board ol Education 





STATE BOARD OF 
EDUCATION 



E. C. Thomas 


1976- 


Don Anderson 


1976- 


H. L. Helms 


1976- 


Bobby Ross 


1976- 


Sammy Oxendine 


1976- 


1. C. Morris. Jr. 


1976- 



Dawsey Liaison from State Council 



STATE BIBLE SCHOOL 
PRINCIPALS 



E. C. Thomas 
V. C. Rame\ 
L. B. Thomas 
A. M. Stephens 



Robert Stevens 
Bill Sheeks 
Sammy Oxendine 
*George D. Voorhi 

•Suspended State Bible School t 
College 



I948;1951-1953 (3 yrs.) 

1949- 1 4S() (2 yrs.) 

1954 (1 vr.) 
1955-1958; 1460-1964; 

1469-1970 (1 1 yrs.) 

1959 (1 yr.) 

1965-1968; 1971-1973 (7 yrs.) 

1474-1975 (2 yrs.) 

1976 (1 yr.) 
become part of Easl C oast Bible 



EAST COAST BIBLE 
COLLEGE PRESIDENTS 



CHRONOLOGICAL 

LISTING 

OF CHURCHES 



George D. Voorhis 



197 5 



YEAR FILE 

ORGANIZED NUMBER 



1912 
1914 
1414 

1419 
1919 
1919 

1919 

1920 



1920 
1921 
1921 
1922 
1922 
1923 
1923 
1924 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1928 

1928 
1924 

1929 
1929 
1929 
1929 

1929 

1929 
1930 
1930 
1930 
1930 
1930 
1931 
1931 

1931 
1431 
1931 
1931 



NAME OF CHURCH 



141 


Gastonia, Gaston Avenue 


322 


Kannapolis, Elm Street 


326 


Whittier (formerly 




Kirkland Creek) 


41 1 


Broad Creek 


733 


Biltmore 


352 


Belmont (from 1933 




known as E. Belmont) 


502 


Snowd Branch (listed as 




Washington) 


464 


Eastway Drive (formerly 




15th Street & Parkwood) 




Charlotte 


14 


Shelby 


185 


Alarka 


228 


Clyde 


42 


Greenville 


601 


Wake Forest 


246 


Middlesex 


144 


Pmeola 


438 


Kinston 


431 


Scaly Mountain 


109 


South Rocky Mount 


262 


Taylorsville 


830 


Wilmington 


429 


Selma 


829 


Winston Salem, South 




(Reorganized 6-17-1944) 


1774 


Statesville, Fifth Street 


39 


Thomasville (listed as Mt. 




Calvary in 1428) 


12 


Tarboro 


82 


Andrews 


502 


Shooting Creek 


908 


[•den, Fieldcrest (formerly 




known as Draper) 


1062 


Mt. Airy (known as Flat 




Rock) 


1521 


North Wilkesboro 


933 


Bessemer City 


939 


Clayton 


2457 


Eden, Boulevard Street 


1006 


Lenoir, South 


1509 


Mooresville 


1043 


Erwin 


1 502 


Washington, West 9th 




Street 


1520 


Hope Mills 


1570 


Granite Falls 


1572 


Barnardsville 


1573 


Lexington 



1931 


1578 


Harris Chapel (Culverson, 


1941 


January 


2401 


Kings Mountain 






Aaron, Jan. 1947 Harris 


1941 


January 1 


2841 


Lincolnton 






Chapel) 


1941 




2844 


Springfield 


1931 


1647 


High Shoals 


1941 




2847 


Cartoogechaye 


1931 


1725 


High Point 


1941 


March 


2863 


Bladenboro 


1932 


1640 


Tennelina 


1941 




2914 


Flint Hill 


1932 


1651 


Estatoe 


1941 




2178 


Prentiss 


1932 


1662 


Marion, State Street 


1941 




2930 


Princeton 


1932 


1702 


Smithfield 


1941 


October 28 


2937 


East Rockingham 


1932 


1749 


San ford 


1942 




1820 


Fayetteville, C & Adams 


1932 


1750 


Valdese 


1942 


August 


3013 


Cooleemee 


1932 


1783 


Cramerton 


1943 


January 28 


3099 


Saint Pauls 


1932 


1794 


Hendersonville 


1943 


August 


3 1 50 


Grindle Creek 


1932 


1799 


Candler 1 


1943 


August 13 


3161 


East Laurinburg 


1932 


1857 


Concord 


1943 


September 14 


3166 


Albemarle, Colston Street 


1933 


1831 


Warrenton 


1943 October 


3173 


Forest City 


1933 


1835 


South Gastonia 


1944 




1870 


Newton 


1933 


1864 


Greensboro, State Street 


1944 




912 


Cashiers (1929-1933 dis 


1933 


1871 


Canton 








banded) 


1933 


1887 


Old Fort 


1944 




2316 


East Lumberton 


1933 


1899 


Asheville 


1944 


July 30 


3259 


Poplar Springs 


1933 


1914 


Huntersville 


1944 


July 30 


3260 


Washington, 15th Street 


1933 


1938 


Rosman 


1944 August 20 


3277 


Charlotte, Oakdale 


1934 


1934 


Fair Haven 








(formerly Hoskins Ave.) 


1934 


2867 


Morehead City 


1944 


October 8 


3290 


Gastonia, Ranlo 


1934 


2015 


Mt. Holly 


1945 


January 7 


3318 


Four Oaks 


1934 


2045 


Isaac Creek 


1945 


April 1 


3340 


Swannanoa 


1934 


2047 


Providence 


1945 


May 27 


3359 


Randleman 


1934 


2051 


Black Mountain 


1945 


June 23 


3366 


Ronda 


1934 


2058 


Raleigh 


1945 


June 17 


3368 


Oakboro 


1935 


930 


Roanoke Rapids (possibly 


1945 


July 29 


3400 


Roseboro 






Weldon in 1930) 


1945 


July 31 


3401 


Brevard 








1945 


September 10 


3291 


Tryon 


1935 


2071 


Patetown 


1946 


June 2 


3503 


Cornelius 


1935 


2098 


Sylva 


1946 


June 9 


1856 


Double Springs (formerly 


1935 


1061 


Candler 11 (Hill Street) 








Erastus) 


1935 


2115 


Hayesville 


1946 


July 10 


3512 


Mayodan 


1935 


2211 


Rutherfordton 


1946 


July 7 


3513 


Mebanc 


1936 


2225 


Albemarle 


1946 


November 29 


3563 


Zebulon 


1936 


2031 


Icard 


1947 


March 29 


4001 


Autryville 


1936 


2312 


Jonesvillc 


1947 


May 


4039 


New Light 


1936 


2227 


Wadesboro 


1947 


July 29 


4042 


Big Oak 


1936 


2230 


Burnsville 


1947 


July 29 


4043 


Gibsonville 


1936 


2269 


Bethel 1 


1947 


August 30 


4070 


Dallas 


1936 


2276 


Goldsboro 


1947 


September 7 


4081 


Troutman 


1936 


2288 


West Hillsborough 


1947 


September 15 


4082 


Pineville 


1936 November 


2357 


Hazelwood 


1947 


September 28 


4083 


Stanley 


1937 


1846 


Hickory 


1947 


October 5 


3608 


Hallsboro 


1937 


2700 


Cherryville 


1947 


October 19 


3609 


Raeford 


1937 June 


2395 


Nealsville (Formerly Ruth) 


1947 


October 25 


3616 


Edenton 


1937 June 


2405 


Dudley Shoals 


1947 


November 2 


3610 


Wilson 


1937 


2410 


Salisbury 


1947 


November 9 


3607 


Belmont, North 


1937 


2415 


South Henderson 


1947 


December 5 


3660 


Cherry 


1937 


2433 


Asheboro 


1948 


January 14 


3764 


Flat Rock 


1938 


2521 


West Durham 


1948 


March 21 


3664 


Silver Valley 


1938 


2564 


Kannapolis, Harding 


1948 


April 4 


3653 


Vass 






Street 


1948 


April 4 


3656 


Washington Heights 


1939 


1470 


Woodfin 


1948 


June 5 


3691 


Lakedale 


1939 


26 39 


Paw Creek 


1948 


July 4 


3705 


Kenly 


1940 May 


2265 


Monroe 


1948 


July 7 


3714 


Roxboro 


1940 July 


2796 


East Burlington 


1948 


July 8 


3692 


Plymouth 



1948 August 9 




3757 


Clinton 


1953 


August 9 


4585 


1948 August 14 




3715 


Blowing Rock 


1953 


September 8 


4600 


1948 October 3 




3743 


Landis 


1953 


October 8 


4629 


1949 January 18 




3775 


Saddletree 


1954 


June 20 


4697 


1949 February 2 


4 


2301 


New Bern 


1954 


August 8 


4705 


1949 April 21 




3790 


Williamston 


1954 


September 9 


4712 


1949 May 1 




3807 


Tessentee 


1954 


September 1 1 


4719 


1949 June 10 




3X1 1 


Farmville 


1954 


October 28 


4749 


1949 July 10 




38 1 2 


Newport 


1954 


October 31 


4737 


1949 July 30 




3833 


China Grove 


1955 


January 1 


4759 


1949 August 26 




384,8 


Mt. Mourne 


1955 


January 1 


4760 








(Sherrilltown) 


1955 


February 19 


4777 


1949 August 27 




2050 


Reidsville 


1955 


March 27 


4785 


1949 October 16 




3880 


Selica 


1955 


April 3 


4787 


1949 October 23 




3875 


Fast Alarka 


1955 


July 17 


4836 


1949 December 


10 


3893 


Jamestown 








1950 January 15 




3905 


Charlotte. 35th Street 








1950 February 1 


2 


3919 


Bolton 


1955 


September 2 


4846 


1950 April 8 




3964 


Kannapolis, Farle Street 


1955 


September 23 


4853 


19S0 April 23 




3956 


Chadbourn 


1955 


September 24 


4854 


1950 June 4 




3997 


Benson 


1955 


October 15 


4862 


1950 June 17 




41 1 1 


Pinnacle 


1955 


October 26 


4863 


19S0 July 9 




41 12 


Troy 


1956 


February 25 


4909 


1950 July 16 




3996 


Fa Grange 


1956 


June 3 


4948 


1950 July 16 




4102 


Carrboro 


1956 


June 5 


4939 


1950 July 25 




3995 


Pembroke 


1956 


September 9 


4974 


1950 July 30 




41 14 


(irantsboro 








1950 November 


12 


4157 


Franklinton 


1956 


October 4 


4983 


1950 November 


16 


4179 


Cumberland 


1956 


October 21 


4994 


1950 November 


26 


4 1 66 


Norwood 


1956 


October 26 


4998 


1950 November 


28 


4167 


Morganton 


1956 


November IS 


5003 


1950 December 


4 


4180 


Pinetops 


1956 


December 2 


5013 


1951 January 28 




4185 


Wallace 


1956 


December 6 


5012 


1951 April 29 




4227 


Maiden 


1956 


December 16 


501 1 


1951 June 3 




4230 


Murphy 


1957 


March 12 


5037 


1951 June 5 




4231 


Fort Barnwell 


1957 


March 12 


5039 


1951 June 10 




4241 


Greenhill 


1957 


April 23 


5045 


1951 June 14 




4240 


Oxford 


1957 


April 27 


5042 


1951 June 29 




4275 


Fumberton, Clyborn Pines 


1957 


April 27 


5068 


1951 July 1 




4273 


Fucama 


1957 


August 24 


5083 


1951 August 5 




4274 


North Rocky Mount 


1957 


September 14 


5098 


1951 August 1 1 




4276 


Garner 


1958 


June 24 


5165 


1951 August 19 




4278 


Cireensboro, Merritt Drive 


1958 


September 21 


5196 


1951 August 25 




4277 


Mt. Pleasant 


1959 


January 4 


5229 


1951 September 


1 1 


4293 


Pat field 


1959 


February 22 


5244 


1951 December 


16 


4338 


Fowell 


1959 


May 31 


5278 


1952 March 9 




4376 


Wilmington. Wrightsville, 
Avenue 


1959 


October 31 


5324 


1952 June 10 




4438 


Fillington 


1959 


November 29 


5360 


1952 August 3 




4443 


Rockwell 


1959 


December 10 


5340 


1952 September 


21 


4449 


Alligood (Reorganized - 














1920) 


1960 


January 31 


5361 


1952 September 


21 


4451 


Fongview 








1952 November 


12 


4492 


Tusquittee (Began 


I960 


August 1 


5413 








|9]0- Disbanded "34 or '35 


1961 


May 12 


5510 








- Reorganized 1952) 


1961 


July 30 


5548 


1952 December 


14 


4493 


Elizabeth City 


1961 


September 24 


5581 


1953 March 8 




4506 


Mt. Olive- 


1962 


January 1 1 


565 1 


1953 April 2 




4526 


Wards Station 


1962 


April 1 


5648 


1953 April 3 




4525 


Oakdale 


1962 


December 5 


5742 



Red Springs 

Knightdale 

Tabor .City 

Spencer 

Matthews 

Hestertown 

Ahoskie 

Fast Fayctteville 

Community 

West Burlington 

Chocowinity 

East Durham 

Marion, Cross Mill 

Catawba Heights 

Nashville (Organized 

1915, disbanded- 

Reorganized) 

Whiteville 

Newton Grove 

Fawsonville 

Fairmont. Indian 

Silcr City 

Hudson 

North Henderson 

East Gastonia 

North Fenoir (known as 

Warrior) 

North Winston Salem 

Ramseur 

Maxton 

Boone 

West Fayctteville 

Fumberton, Riverside 

Gastonia. Union Road 

Pink Hill 

Kannapolis, Fane Street 

Greensboro, Glenwood 

Bath 

Hickory Grove Road 

Kannapolis, Fisher Street 

Bryson City 

Smithtown 

Bailey 

Graham 

Burlington, Tillman Street 

Vanceboro 

Charlotte, Nations Ford 

Road 

Rowland 

Charlotte, Ranch Road 

(Camp Green) 

Coats (started earlier, 

disbanded) 

Gastonia, Crescent Fane 

Jacksonville 
Bonnie Doone 
Mt. Carmel 
Fairmont. White 
South Concord 
Faura Memorial 



1963 March 3 


5777 


Duncan 


1973 


May 3 


71 10 


Spruce Pine 


1963 April 7 


5778 


South China Grove 


1973 


May 13 


7113 


Laurinburg, South 


1963 May 5 


5785 


Gilkey 


1973 


June 10 


7129 


Southport 


1963 May 15 


5795 


Bethel 11 


1973 


June 17 


7131 


Cedar Creek 


1963 May 21 


5771 


Fayetteville, Coolspring 


1973 


June 24 


7133 


Mint Hill 






(organized 2/2/58, 


1973 


June 30 


7143 


North Cove 






disbanded, reorganized 


1973 


July 21 


7151 


Burningtown 






1963) 


1973 


September 8 


7170 


Millers Chapel 


1963 August 18 


5818 


Salisbury, Morlan Park 


1973 


October 12 


7194 


Stoneville 


1963 September 14 


5824 


Cherokee 


1973 


October 21 


7215 


Eastside, Fayetteville 


1963 September 15 


5825 


Franklin 


1973 


October 28 


7198 


Charlotte, Trinity 


1963 September 29 


5823 


Boger City 


1973 


November 8 


7214 


Manns Harbor 


1963 October 31 


5838 


West End 


1973 


November 24 


7216 


Harrisburg 


1964 February 12 


5866 


Adamsville, Washington 


1973 


December 16 


7235 


Leland 






(Leggetts Crossroads) 


1973 


December 23 


7234 


Eastover 


1964 February 22 


5872 


Grifton 


1974 


January 10 


7248 


Four Points 


1964 March 1 


5871 


Carthage 


1974 


January 17 


7257 


Rocky Mount, East 


1964 March 29 


5879 


Denton 


1974 


February 2 


7256 


Johnsonville 


1964 October 11 


5936 


New Hope 


1974 


February 10 


7262 


Sparta 


1964 November 1 


5944 


West Rockingham 


1974 


April 7' 


7292 


Kings Creek 


1965 March 7 


6007 


Hoke County 


1974 


April 21 


7303 


Liberty 


1965 June 20 


6052 


Midway 


1974 


April 26 


7309 


Pigeon River 


1965 July 4 


6058 


Iron Station 


1974 


May 2 


7317 


Angier 


1965 July 4 


6059 


West Statesville 


1974 


May 13 


7319 


Robersonville 


1965 September 5 


6093 


Robbinsville 


1974 


June 27 


7340 


Shelby, East 


1965 November 30 


6122 


Gastonia, Yorkwood 


1974 


August 18 


7377 


Welcome 


1966 December 4 


6255 


Elizabethtown 


1974 


September 1 


7376 


King 


1967 January 15 


6263 


Bessemer City, 8th Street 


1974 


September 21 


7383 


Azalea 


1967 June 11 


63 1 5 


Castalia 


1974 


December 8 


7425 


Butner 


1967 June 14 


6321 


Greensboro, Textile Drive 


1975 


March 9 


7471 


East Henderson 


1967 August 3 


6337 


Sharpsburg 


1975 


March 16 


7482 


South Raleigh 


1967 August 20 


6329 


Biscoe 


1975 


April 25 


7499 


Watson Cross Roads 


1967 September 3 


6338 


Neuse 


1975 


July 13 


7541 


Elm City 


1967 September 17 


6341 


Peachtree 


1975 


November 9 


7618 


Charlotte, Derita 


1967 October 10 


6349 


Gum Neck 


1975 


November 16 


7620 


Kittrell 


1967 November 5 


6360 


Shallotte 


1976 


January 25 


7651 


Chapel Grove 


1967 November 17 


6366 


Dunn 


1976 


February 28 


7687 


West Vanceboro 


1967 December 3 


6367 


Archdale 


1976 


May 2 


7736 


Castle Hayne 


1968 March 1 


6400 


Barbourtown 


1976 


May 23 


7737 


West Richlands 


1968 May 28 


6454 


North Wilson 


1976 


October 1 1 


7725 


North Asheboro 


1968 August 25 


6468 


Old Mill 


1976 


November 4 


7833 


Goldston 


1969 February 2 


6504 


East Flat Rock 


1977 


January 9 


7856 


Charlotte, Central 


1969 February 2 


6505 


Pisgah Forest 


1977 


February 1 3 


7868 


Iredell Heights 


1969 February 2 


6510 


Adamsville, Goldsboro 


1977 


February 1 3 


7876 


Grover (organized in '5 


1969 July 27 


6571 


Hamlet 








disbanded - reorganized 


1969 November 14 


6613 


West High Point 


1977 


February 23 


7977 


Wilmington, Southside 


1970 February 17 


6649 


West Smithfield 


1977 


April 7 


7909 


Union Chapel 


1970 March 22 


6667 


Rural Hall 


1977 


May 29 


7975 


Stoney Point 


1970 October 3 


6744 


Fletcher (Skyland 
Heights) 
Spring Hope 
Fair BlulT 


1977 
1977 


September 4 
October 2 


7989 
8030 


Wagram 
Brookfield 


1970 October 18 

1971 June 13 


6748 
6845 


1977 
1978 


October 23 
February 1 5 


8031 
8069 


Havelock 
White Oak 


1971 December 12 

1972 April 31 
1972 July 16 
1972 August 6 


6901 
6949 
6976 
6993 


Ellerbe 
Cary 

Swansboro 
Essex 


* Early data taken from record in Cleveland and 
General Assembly Minutes. Later church records 
are in the State Office records. 


1972 October 4 


7002 


Mount Jefferson 










1973 February 18 


7065 


Gastonia, Tenth Street 










1973 February 25 


7066 


Mar Mac 










1973 March 31 


7085 


Marshville 











NORTH CAROLINA PASTORS 



Allen. C. C, Jr. 
Allen, Daniel 
Allen, Douglas 
Allen. James 
Allred, C. E. 
Anderson, Donald 
Anderson, Harold 
Ashe, John 
Atkins, Charles 
Atkins, Vernice 
Avery, R C. 
Avery. S. W. 

Baceus, Marvin 
Bailey, Bernie 
Baker, Mrs. Agnes 
Ballard. Billy 
Barnes, Woody 
Barnett, Ken 
Bass, (red 
Bass. Kirby 
Bateman, Ernest 
Batey, J. H. 
Batson, John 
Bauman, Elmer (i. I. 
Baynard, Paul 
Belts, James P. 
Black, B. N. 
Black. James 
Boone. Joseph 
Boothe, Roy 
Bowen, John 
Bowman, W. O., Sr. 
Boyd, Milan 
Brackett, Bobby 
Braswell, Lewis 
Braswell, William 
Bntt, Ertle 
Bntt, W. W. 
Brittam. Larry 
Brooks, D. J. 
Brooks, Paul 
Brown, James 
Burdick, Clarence 
Burrcll, Doyle 
Byrd, Kenneth 

Caldwell, Kenneth 
Capell, Don 
Carlyle, Wayne 
Carnes, M. N. 
Carter, Robert 
Carver, Douglas 
Carver, Mrs. W. M. 
Case, Robert M. 
Caton, Joseph 



Chambers, Joseph 
Chambers. Luther 
Cherry, Maude 
Childers, B. V. 
Christy, Richard 
Clark.' Harry 
Clay. Ralph 
Clayton, Larry 
Cline, E. B. 
Coleman, Daniel 
Collier, Robert 
Collins, Ray 
Cooper, James P. 
Cooper, Michael 
Cox, Johnny 
Cox, Q. J. 
Craft, Sam 
Crain, Claude 
Crain, David 
Craven, Avon 
Crisp, O. M. 
Crisp, Sam 
Crumpton, S. L. 
Curtis. Paul 

Dale, Thomas D. 
Darr, Paul 
Davis, Horace A. 
Dawsey, A. B. 
DeArman, Fred 
Demery, Fayc 
Dishman, Bobby 
Dodson, Bert 
Dodson. C. R. 
Dodson, James C. 
Dorman, James 
Douglas, Harold 
Dryman, Robert 
Duncan, Wesley 
Dyson, Odell 
Dyson, Ronald 

Fades. Walter 
Edwards, Clifton 
Efird, Titus 
Evans, Forrest 
Everhart, Dorothy 

Faircloth, James 
Fields, R. P. 
Findley, John 
Foley, H. E. 
Ford, Jack 
Fowler, George 
Fowler, Gordon 
Franklin, Billy 



Franks, W. L. 
Gainey, Allen 
Gardner, Billy 
Gasaway, L. R. 
Gasaway, R. H. 
Geiger, J. N. 
Gilbert. John 
Coins, George 
Gray, Nathan 
Gregory, A. E. 
Griffin, James 
Grogan, C. S. 
Grooms, G. 11., Jr 
Grove, Owen L. 
Gwaltney, G. W. 

Hairr, James 
Hall, Hubert 
Hall, Jerry D. 
Hamblin, James 
Hamilton, James 
Hamm, A. B. 
Hammonds, Marion 
Hancock, Arnold 
Hannah, A. A. 
Harding, Guy 
Harper, B. A. 
Harper, Gary 
Harris, S. Z. 
Hatchell, Lewis 
Hatcher, David 
Hayes, Joseph 
Helms, H. L. 
Helms, Mrs. Johnsie 
Herring, M. L. 
Herron, J. J. 
Hill, Mrs. Avis 
Hodges, James B. 
Honeycutt, Thaddaeus 
Honeycutt, J. T. 
Hopkins, Oliver 
Howell, Marvin 
Howell, R. D. 
Hudson, J. B. 
Hudson, L. D. 
Huffman. R. Reid 
Hunt, Franklin 
Hunt, Jack 
Hunt, James 
Hunt, Lesaundri 
Hunt, Ronald 

Isaacs, Y. Z. 

Jackson, Mrs. Leola 
Jackson, Robert 



Jarman, Wesley 
Jenkins. James R. 
Jernigan, M. C. 
Jethro, Phillip 
Johnson, Haywood 
Johnson, R. L. 
Jones, N. C. 
Jordan, Harold 
Joyner, Larry 

Kennedy, Kermit 
Kennedy, Paul 
King, Horace 
Kirksey, Earl 
Knowles, C. E. 

Lambert, W. C. 
Lancaster, Paul 
Lane. Mrs. Elsie 
Lanier, Paul, Jr. 
Lankford, Stoy 
Lankford, W. E. 
Layell, F. R. 
Leclercq, Gilbert 
Ledford, Buford 
Leonard, C. L. 
Leonard, J. C, Jr. 
Leonard. J. S. 
LeQuire, James 
Lewis, A. E. 
Lewis, Ray Ted 
Little, Dennis 
Livingston, David 
Loftis, Ray 
Loftis, W. C. 
Long, Vann Ray 
Looney, Kenneth 
Lowery, S. C. 
Lucas, Virgil 
Lupo, Earl 

Maney, David 
Maney, Doyle 
Marks, E. M. 
Marshall, Proctor 
Martin, Ronald 
Mathena, John 
Maynard, Millard 
Maynor, James 
McBride, Jerry 
McBride, Odell 
McCown, M. R. 
McCraven, Harry 
McGuirt, Hubert 
Mclver, John 
McLendon, J. B. 



McLeod, Ransom 
McRae, Mattie 
Mercer, Foy 
Miles, E. H. 
Miles, John 
Millard, Charles 
Mills, Fitzhue 
Mi/ell. Ronald 
Moffitt, Don 
Moore, E. L. 
Moore, Eugene 
Moore, Gene A. 
Morris, I. C. Jr. 
Morns, J. B. 
Murray, Larry 
Murray, Raymond 

Nations. Arvle 
Nations, John 
Newton, E. L. 
Newton, M. G. 
Noles. Harlon 

Owens, Robert 
Ownbey, Lawrence 

Parker, Currie 
Parker, Ertle 
Parker, P. C. 
Parrolt, E. G. 
Parton, Horace 
Perry, John 
Perry, Robert 
Petrea, F. W. 
Pharr, Sylvester 
Phillips, Joseph 
Pitts, A. W. 
Pitts, Dennis 
Pollard, W. W. 
Poole, Larry 
Poole, Walter 
Pope, M. D. 
Pope, W. P., Jr. 
Pounds, Lawrence 
Powell, Richard A. 
Powers, Eugene 
Pressley, Ned 
Pressley, Ralph 
Prewer, Wayne 
Price, Jay R. 
Prioleau, Tomsenia 

Ranes, A. C. 
Ray, James R. 
Reeder, L. L. 
Rembert, W. P. 



Rickman, Edward 
Riddle, Howard 
Robbins, Mrs. James 
Robbins, L. B. 
Robertson, Victory 
Rogers, James 
Rollins, Lathan 
Ross, Bobby 
Rouse, Kenneth 

Salmon, Daniel 
Sanders, David 
Scott, Deward 
Sellers, Nathan 
Sharp, Paul 
Sharum, Andrew Paul 
Shelton, Robert 
Shepard, O. M. 
Shores, R. W. 
Shortridge, D. R. 
Shuler, Melvin 



Abbott, Michael 
Adams, Evelyn 
Adams, Ottis 
Adams, Stephen 
Allen, C. C, Sr. 
Allen, Fred 
Allison, Brenda 
Anders, Velva 
Anthony, Lel§a 
Ard, Flemon 
Askew, H. B. Jr. 
Atkins, Mary Alma 
Autry, Luola 
Avery, Ronald 

Babb, E. H. 
Babb, Lorena 
Baker, Michael 
Ball, Allen J. 
Banks, John L. 
Barbrey, Sandy 
Bare, Lonnie 
Barefoot, James Odell 
Barlowe, Frank 
Barnett, William 
Barr, John Randall 
Barwick, Walter 
Bass, Louis 
Batten, Patsy 
Beasley, Carolyn 
Bennett, Gail 
Berry, Dorothy 
Berry, M. L. 
Bivens, Dorothy 



Sibbett, E. F. 
Simmons, C. Odell 
Simonds, Jack 
Simpson, Bobby 
Sisk, George 
Sloan, Howard 
Slocumb, Douglas W. 
Smiley, Danny 
Smith, Billy 
Smith, Bobby 
Smith, Donald 
Smith, Jerry 
Smith, Stelford 
Smith, William E. 
Souther, J. C. 
Spain, L. P. 
Sprinkle, D. E. 
Stalvey, G. W. 
Stamey, Troy 
Stephens, A. M., Jr. 
Stephens, A. M., Sr. 



Stockton, Billy 
Stone, B. D. 
Stone, Roland 
Sullivan, Billy 
Summey, Michael 
Summitt, Ben 
Sustar, H. D. 



Tatum, Olin 
Tatum, Tom 
Teachey, J. C. 
Teachey, L. R. 
Tedder, C. F. 
Thompson, Charles 
Todd, Andrew 
Toineeta, Robin 
Toney, Herman 
Tucker, Roy Lee 
Turlington, H. B. 
Turner, E. L. 



Underwood, James 

Vaughan, F. M. 

Waddell, Jimmy 
Walker, Garland 
Walker, R. L. 
Ward, Alec Earl 
Weatherby, G. E. 
Webb, W'. C. 
Wells, Larry 
West, David A. 
Whichard, Don 
Whitaker, John 
White, Herman 
White, Lizzie 
White, O. H. 
White, O. O. 
Whitley, Jackie 
Whitley, Phillip 
Wiggins, Raeford 



NORTH CAROLINA EVANGELISTS 



Blanco, Connie 
Blanco, Richard 
Brackett, Rick 
Bradley, C. P. 
Brasfield, C. L. 
Bridgers, David 
Bridges, Alfred 
Briley, James 
Brim, Romney 
Buff, Johnny 
Bullard, Raughty Neil 
Burch, Elsie 
Burden, A. B. 
Burrell, Richard 
Butler, Evelyn 

Caison, Sarah 
Campbell, J. R. 
Canady, Mike 
Cannon, Carlton 
Capps, Lois 
Capps, Wayne 
Carawan, Viola 
Carson, Roberta 
Carter, G. F. 
Chambers, Dixie 
Chapman, Paul 
Childers, A. V. 
Clark, Glenda 
Clark, Linda 
Clemmons, Rabon 
Cobb, Bertha 
Coe, Jerry 
Collier, Etta 



Collins, J. Michael 
Collins, Paul 
Collins, Robert H. 
Cook, Kim 
Corn, Dewey P. 
Cox, Keith 
Cox, R. A. 
Cox, W. R. 
Crider, E. J. 
Crosby, John 
Cross, Carlos 
Crotts, Wade 
Crowder, W. C. 
Cudd, W. C. 
Currin, John 

Davenport, E. P. 
Davis, D. Chester 
Davis, Ruby Kate 
Dawsey, J. W. 
Deal, L. H. 
Deese, Delton 
Devine, John 
Dickerson, Dewayne 
Dunn, Foy 
Durden, H. T. 
Dyson, Ronald 

Easom, Glenn G. 
Easom, J. R. 
Easom, Sammy 
Easom, Wade 
Easter, Coy 
Edwards, Mitchell 



Edwards, W. M. 
Ellis, Bessie 
Ellis, Cordell 
Elmore, Jesse J. 
Everhart, Alvin 

Faircloth, Leroy 
Fields, Bernice 
Fowler, Samuel 
Fox, Bruce 
Furgerson, Riley 

Caddis, James W. 
Gardin, A. L. 
Gilley, Bobby 
Goforth, C. W. 
Gore, Daniel 
Graham, R. C. 
Grant, Grace 
Greene, Stephen 
Grooms, G. H., Sr. 
Gunter, David 
Guyton, H. M. 

Hall, Martha 
Hammond, W. C. 
Hammonds, Lounita 
Hanners, David 
Hare, L. I. 
Harrell, H. W. 
Harrold, James Ted 
Hawks, Marlie 
Haynes, James 
Heath, John E. 



Wiggins, Robert 
Wilhelm, Troy 
Williams. Bobby 
Williams, Luke 
Williams, Mrs. S. K. 
Williford, R. N. 
Wilson, James 
Wilson, W. E. 
Wilson, W. W. 
Wingate, A. E. 
Wood, Calvin 
Wood, Ralph 
Worley, Leon 
Worley, Lenor W. 
Worthington, Robert 
Worthington, Sam 
Wrenn, Henry 
Wright, Dewey 
Wyatt, John 



Helms, H. B. 
Helms, Mrs. H. B. 
Hensley, D. A. 
Herbert, W. G. 
Hicks, Franklin 
Hicks, W. G. 
Hinton, I. H. 
Hodges, R. C, Sr. 
Holland, Viola 
Hollis, Rosa Mae 
Honeycutt, Billy Ray 
Honeycutt, W. O. 
Home, Arthur 
Howard, P. A. 
Hudson, Roger 
Huffman, Gary Dwight 
Huffman, Jeffrey 
Hutcherson, H. L. 

Isaacs, H. E. 
Isaacs, William E. 
Ivester, Keith 

Jacobs, David 
Jenkins, J. F. 
Jenkins, Thurman H. 
Jester, Randy 
Jethro, James 
Jethro, Shelton 
Johnson, Mrs. James 
Johnson, Stephen 
Jones, Clyde 
Jones, Howell Eugene 
Jones, Jerry Lee 



Jones, Richard 
Jones. William 
Jump, Fred 

Keeter, Paul 

King, Daniel Martin 
king. Richard Allen 
Kirksey, Clara 
Kuhlman, Bruce 

I ambert, II . ( 
Fane, D. L. 
lane, Walter 
Langle\, Li Hie 
Lankford, S. A. 
Ledford, Mildred 
Ledford, Ronnie 
Lee, W. C. 
Lefevers, Ronnie 
Leonard, J. C, Jr. 
Lewis, Samuel, Jr. 
Lewis, Tammy 
Liles. Henry 
Little, J. C. 
Livingston, Loran 
Looney, Minnie 
Looney. T. J. 
Lowery, Jimmy 
Luke, Kenneth 
Luke, S. T. 

Manning, Vollie 
Marks. Melvin 
Marley, Paul 
Martin, S. D. 
May, Eula G. 
May, Larry 



McCarn, John 
McCullough, Katie 
McDaniel, Bessie 
McDaniel, L. L. 
McGuirt. Donald 
McVickers. James 
Mecum, Glen E. 
Mencer, Leonard 
Miller, J. T. 
Miller. Russell 
Mitchell. Robert 
Moody. W. D. 
Moore, Horace Nelson 
Moore, James Thomas 
Moore, Jerry Lee 
Moran, Leonard 
Morgan. David Lee 
Morris, i. C. Sr. 
Mozingo, Alton 
Mozingo, B. S. 
Mozingo, Joyce 

Nance, Paul 
Newell, W. H. 
Nixon, Caleb 
Nobles, James 
Norris, Carlyle 

Owens, Franklin 
Oxendine, Sammy 
Oxendine, Tilda 

Page, Dennis 
Parker, Harvey 
Parker, James F. 
Pauline, Robert 
Phillips, Aaron 



Phillips, Lavon 
Piper. Robert 
Pollard. Rouston 
Pope. Homer 
Powell, Richard 
Powers, J. W. 
Price, L. W. 
Priest, Ldvvard 
Puckelt, Riley 

Ramkissoon, Jonathan 
Raynor, Edgar 
Rembert, Maxine 
Rice, Clell 
Robinson, Phillip 
Rodden, Carol 
Rogers, Harry F. 
Rose, Barbara 
Roseman, C. M. 
Russell, Robert 

Sampson, Stanford 
Sapp, Edward A. 
Saunders, Ethel 
Sheelor, Fannie 
Sheets, Gary Lee 
Shook, Fred 
Shook, J. W. 
Shores, Richard 
Simmons, James 
Smiley, Roy 
Smith, Glen 
Smith, Herman 
Smith, J. Harold 
Smith, Louis F. 
Smith, Theodore R „ Jr. 
Smoak, Jesse Lee, III 



Snyder, M. R. 
Sparks, Bobby 
Sparks, Coyet 
Spencer, lna Neal 
Spencer, James 
Sprinkle, W. S. 
Stafford, Shirley 
Stallings, J. T. 
Starr, Nolan 
Stephens, Larry G. 
Stewart, James Stephen 
Stines, Pervie 
Stone, Alton L., Jr. 
Stone, Fred 
Stone, H. E. 
Stone, Jesse R. 
Story, Ola 
Strickland, Allen 
Strickland, Barbara 
Strickland, Bobby 
Stroupe, Rosalie 
Swafford, Louis 



Taylor, Troy 
Tedder, C. R. 
Tedder, R. W. 
Thomas, Jack 
Thomas, Richard 
Thompson, Gary 
Thompson. James 
Timmerman, G. C. 
Towe, Nathan 
Turner, Frederick 
Tyner, W. C. 

Underwood, Christopher 



Vess, Joel 
Vinson, Robert 
Voorhis, George D. 

Walker. James H. 
Wall, W. T. 
Waller, Archie 
Waller, Darrell 
Ward, T. N. 
Ward, W. H. 
Webb, John 
Webb, Lenora 
Whichard, Margaret 
White, Charles 
White, M. J. 
Whitley, Ben 
Whittenton, Joe 
Whittington, A. B. 
Wiggins, Lorita 
Wiggins, Robert L., Jr. 
Wilkinson, Kenneth 
Williams, Larry S. 
Williamson, W. S. 
Willoughby, James T. 
Wilson, C. Eddy 
Wilson, Tom 
Wilson, Mamie 
Wilson. Martha 
Winstead, Myrtle 
Worley, Odell L. 
Wood, Vernon 
Wright, .lady 

York, Maurice 
York, William R. 




July 1975 - July 1978 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building 
of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

II Corinthians 5:1 




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